HPV- How Can You Prevent Yourself From Getting It

HPV- How Can You Prevent Yourself From Getting It

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HPV- How Can You Prevent Yourself From Getting It

Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and 6.2 million people become newly infected each year.  At least 50% of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives.

Unfortunately there is no way to prevent yourself from coming into contact with HPV unless you abstain from sexual activity.  Experts estimate that 20 million Americans are infected with the virus.  You can be cautious and look before you let anyone’s genital touch any part of your body, but even this method is not fool-proof.  Once someone has the virus in their body, they will forever be carriers, so exposure to HPV is simply the luck of the draw.  Some of us will get it, and some of us will not.