HPV 101: What You Need to Know

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  • HPV
  • What Is HPV?
  • How Many People Have HPV?
  • HPV's Most Common Symptoms
  • Black Women Have a Harder Time Clearing Up HPV
  • Cervical Cancer and You
  • Do Condoms Prevent HPV?
  • What About the Vaccine?
  • Oral Sex and HPV
  • HPV Screenings

How Many People Have HPV?

It’s estimated that over 20 million people have HPV and that 50 percent of all sexually active people will contract it in their lifetime. Black women and girls are 1.5 times more likely to test positive for HPV. 

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