HPV (the virus): About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that almost every person who is sexually-active will get HPV at some time in their life if they don’t get the HPV vaccine.
Genital warts: Before HPV vaccines were introduced, roughly 340,000 to 360,000 people who sought care were affected by genital warts caused by HPV every year. About one in 100 sexually active adults in the U.S. has genital warts at any given time.
Cervical cancer: Every year, nearly 12,000 people living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 people die from cervical cancer—even with screening and treatment.
There are other conditions and cancers caused by HPV that occur in people living in the United States. Every year, approximately 31,500 people are affected by cancers caused by HPV.