7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About HPV

It’s About More Than Cervical Cancer Risk

While the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a well-known cause of cervical cancer, there’s a lot more you need to know about this common infection.

1. HPV is surprisingly common

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 79 million people are currently infected, and it’s estimated that nearly every sexually active person will end up with at least one strain of HPV at some point.

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