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HPV is common.*

In the United States, most males and females will be infected with HPV in their lifetime.

*For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for those who don’t clear certain types of the virus, HPV could cause significant consequences. And there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus.

HPV is easily spread.

Any genital contact with someone who has HPV puts you at risk — intercourse isn’t necessary. For many people, HPV is transmitted during their first 2 to 3 years of sexual contact.

Represents about 40 genital HPV types, not just HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18

HPV carries many potential consequences

Approximately 3 out of 4 people will get genital warts after having any kind of genital contact with someone infected. See pictures.

Each day in the United States, 33 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer (about 12,360 women per year). In addition, the United States has about 8,000 cases of vaginal and vulvar cancer per year.

Anal cancer rates in the United States have been increasing in both males and females.

Not all vaginal and vulvar cancers are caused by HPV

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