40 Percent of College Women Have HPV
The human papillomavirus, which is linked to cervical cancer, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC a study of college women showed that 40 percent were infected with some form of the virus within 24 months of their first time having sex. An estimated 20 million people in the US have NPV with 6.2 million infections occurring each year. There is a vaccine that guards against four types of HPV that is recommended for all females ages 13 through 26 and males 13 to 21.