Did you know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States? Earning much more attention over the last decade, that may not come as a surprise anymore.
What may still seem staggering are the current HPV statistics in the U.S.
Over one decade after the HPV vaccine was introduced, almost 80 million Americans still have the disease. That includes the 14 million people newly-diagnosed with the virus every year. The virus is even on the rise for women over the age of 40.
For a disease that’s been shown many times to be a contributing factor to cervical cancer, those are some dangerous statistics.