- One in 49 people will get infected each year.
- 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV.
- 90% of infected individuals are able to clear the infection over time.
- Doctors say those with persistent infection of the high risk HPV type (16 or 18) may be at higher risk to develop cancer.
- More Caucasian men get HPV throat cancer than Black men.
- More and more middle-age, non-smoking men are getting HPV throat cancer.
- While smoking and alcohol use may contribute to a person’s chances of getting other types of oropharyngeal cancer, HPV-associated throat cancer is less discriminating because HPV infection is so prevalent.
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