- Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of STDs in the world.
- The American Social Health Association calculated that about 5.5 million new cases of HPV infections occur each year in the U.S.
- About 40 million Americans are infected with genital warts.
- There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses. Of these, 30 different types of HPV are spread through sexual contact.
- HPV may lead to cervical cancer (at the opening of the womb).
- Over half of the women infected with HPV show no symptoms.
- About two-thirds (2/3) of the people that have sexual contact with someone who has HPV will develop genital warts.
- HPV has been found in the genital tract of 85% of women with cervical cancer.
- Genital warts are most common among men and women between 20 and 24 years of age.