QUESTION & ANSWER
What percentage of people have HPV?
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.