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Q: What percentage of people have HPV?

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In the United States, about 42% of adults ages 18-59 years have genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and about 7% have oral HPV. Experts estimate 80% of sexually active people are infected. There are 14 million new HPV infections a year. Many cases of HPV do not cause symptoms, which could be why many people are not aware of how common HPV is.

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  1. HPV Fast Facts. American Sexual Health Association. http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv/fast-facts/
  2. Genital HPV Infection - Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm
  3. McQuillan G, Kruszon-Moran D, Markowitz LE, Unger ER., Paulose-Ram R. Prevalence of HPV in adults aged 18–69: United States, 2011–2014. NCHS data brief, no 280. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. From https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db280.htm
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