Cervical Cancer Screening
What is HPV?
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
About 1 in 5
Americans have an STI ²
Americans are currently infected with HPV ¹
Americans are affected by a cancer caused by HPV infection each year ³
About 14 million
people become newly infected each year ¹
Learn more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) with Cervical Cancer Screening
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.