Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI)
in the United States.1

HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. It can be transmitted from people who have no signs or symptoms. HPV is so common that almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life if they do not get the HPV vaccine.1

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HPV, human papillomavirus; STI, sexually-transmitted infection   

1. Genital HPV Infection - Fact Sheet, CDC. 2021. Accessed 3 Nov 2021.
2. Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States, CDC. 2021.  Accessed 3 Nov 2021.
3. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination & Cancer Prevention, CDC. 2020. Accessed 3 Nov 2021.