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How do I know if I have HPV?

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If you have HPV, you might never know it. It’s so common that the CDC estimates that almost 80 million people in the United States have it.

From: How Do I Know If I Have HPV? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Barbara Levy, MD, gynecologist, St. Francis Women's Health Center, Seattle

FDA: "HPV (human papillomavirus)."

Diane Harper, MD, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

CDC: "Genital HPV Infection-CDC Fact Sheet."

News release, FDA: "FDA Approves Expanded Use of HPV Test."  

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Practice Bulletin on Human Papillomavirus,” "Cervical Cancer Screening."

CDC: “Human Papillomavirus: Questions and Answers.”

American Cancer Society: “HPV and HPV Testing.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Barbara Levy, MD, gynecologist, St. Francis Women's Health Center, Seattle

FDA: "HPV (human papillomavirus)."

Diane Harper, MD, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

CDC: "Genital HPV Infection-CDC Fact Sheet."

News release, FDA: "FDA Approves Expanded Use of HPV Test."  

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Practice Bulletin on Human Papillomavirus,” "Cervical Cancer Screening."

CDC: “Human Papillomavirus: Questions and Answers.”

American Cancer Society: “HPV and HPV Testing.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

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