What is the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the US?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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In the United States, young adults aged 15-24 years account for approximately one half of new HPV infections each year. [18] The frequency of genital infections is associated with the number of sexual partners and the age of sexual debut. Patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs and patients with defects in cell-mediated immunity, including those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are especially susceptible to developing HPV infections.


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