Basic Summary for Human Papillomavirus


Main name of condition: Human Papillomavirus
Other names or spellings: HPV, Genital HPV infection

What is Human Papillomavirus?
  Brief description of Human Papillomavirus: Very common sexually transmitted disease causing genital warts and associated with certain cancers.
  Parent types of Human Papillomavirus: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral diseases, Under-diagnosed conditions, Diseases contagious from sex, Diseases contagious from vaginal sex, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Human Papillomavirus: sexual organs, vagina, penis, skin
  Types of Human Papillomavirus: HPV (harmless types), HPV (sexually transmitted types)
How many people get Human Papillomavirus?
  Prevalance of Human Papillomavirus: 20 million Americans currently infected (NIAID; CDC 2001)
  Prevalance Rate of Human Papillomavirus: approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA [about data]
  Incidence (annual) of Human Papillomavirus: 5.5 million new cases (NIAID/American Social Health Association)
  Incidence Rate of Human Papillomavirus: approx 1 in 49 or 2.02% or 5.5 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Human Papillomavirus: Approximately twenty million people are currently infected with HPV. Fifty to 75% of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. About 5.5 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year. 1 ... An estimated 20 million people in the United states are infected with HPV, and as many as 5.5 million new infections occur each year.2
How serious is Human Papillomavirus?
  Complications of Human Papillomavirus: see complications of Human Papillomavirus
What causes Human Papillomavirus?
  Class of Condition for Human Papillomavirus: viral
  Risk factors for Human Papillomavirus: see risk factors for Human Papillomavirus
What are the symptoms of Human Papillomavirus?
  Incubation period for Human Papillomavirus: Warts can appear within several weeks after sexual contact with an infected person, or they can take months to appear.1
  Symptoms of Human Papillomavirus: see symptoms of Human Papillomavirus
Can anyone else get Human Papillomavirus?
  More information: see contagiousness of Human Papillomavirus
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Human Papillomavirus: see treatments for Human Papillomavirus
  Prevention of Human Papillomavirus: see prevention of Human Papillomavirus
  Research for Human Papillomavirus: see research for Human Papillomavirus
Society issues for Human Papillomavirus
  Costs of Human Papillomavirus: estimated $3.8 billion in 1994 (NIAID)
  Costs of Human Papillomavirus: In the United States, total costs associated with HPV (excluding HPV-related cervical cancer) were an estimated $3.8 billion in 1994 in the United States.2

1. excerpt from HPV: DSTD
2. excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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