Human papillomavirus: the burden of infection.

  title={Human papillomavirus: the burden of infection.},
  author={Dorothy JoAnn Wiley and Emmanuel V. Masongsong},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  volume={61 6 Suppl 1},
Vaccines for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are far along in clinical development and testing, and hold great promise for reducing HPV infections and HPV-associated disease. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, affecting an estimated 75% of the U.S. population. HPV infection is highly prevalent in sexually active adolescents and young adults. Sexual activity is the most important risk factor for infection, with 64% to 82% of sexually… CONTINUE READING


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