ICYMI: April 7, 2017

Published on April 7, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: April 7, 2017

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Nearly half of American adults carry HPV, a virus linked to cancer

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (CBS News) — Nearly half of American men and women under 60 are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), putting them at risk for certain cancers, federal health officials reported Thursday.

More than 45 percent of men were infected with genital HPV in 2013-2014, while 25 percent were infected with high-risk genital HPV. At the same time, about 40 percent of women carried genital HPV, while almost 20 percent had high-risk genital HPV, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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