Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Virus in the US

Although Americans are getting along in most ways, there are still issues that relate to an uncontrollable HPV virus. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the US. According to medical-related sources, there are 40 types of HPV, while approx. 20  million people are already infected with this particular disease; 6.2 million more are predicted to get this infection of the next year. Surprisingly, this virus is known to spread through sexual contact (i.e. oral sex).

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40 Types of HPV

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The symptoms… What symptoms? Frankly, there aren’t any warnings showing that someone has this kind of virus. In fact, HPV is categorized as a common infection that usually goes away by itself. However, there are negative outcomes that relate to women being at risk of cervical cancer; while both men and women are exposed to genital warts. As a result, an inactive vaccine that protects against a few major types of HPV is available. Moreover, certain states have rules for acquiring the vaccine and administering this drug to females as early as nine years old. On the other hand, boys are allowed to receive the HPV vaccine in three doses as early as nine, too.

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