More than 42 percent of adults between the age of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus (HPV) – the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.a recent survey says.
HPV: More Common Than Your Know
In the report, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, findings indicate a high-risk strain of the virus has infected 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women. Approximately 9000 cases of HPV-related cancers are diagnosed in men annually, more specifically, 63 percent of penile, 91 percent of anal, and 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, other studies have shown.
Researchers suggest that the new data creates a sense of urgency to drive adolescents to get vaccinated, particularly young men….