Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that is very common, yet often misunderstood. Approximately 5.5 million new cases of sexually transmitted HPV occur in the U.S. each year, with at least 20 million people estimated to be currently infected.
Misinformation about genital HPV abound. Many patients are puzzled or angry that they were unaware of HPV and their personal risk for acquiring the virus. ASHA’s brochures on HPV can help educate your patients with clear, accurate and up-to-date information about screening, treatment and prevention while answering some of the most common questions and concerns about both high-risk and low-risk types of HPV.