Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States. There are many different types of HPV—some types can cause health problems including genital warts and cancer. There is no test to find out your “HPV status.” However, there are HPV tests that can be used to screen for cervical cancer for women under 30 years old. There is no treatment for the virus itself, but there are treatments for the health problems that HPV causes. The good news is that HPV can be prevented with a vaccine. Although it is not a reportable disease, it is estimated that 79 million Americans are infected with HPV. 

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent Statistics (CDC)