It’s been referred to as the common cold of STDs.
Its reach is not limited to those among us others describe as promiscuous. In fact, studies suggest that if you’ve had unprotected sex with just two people, you’ve likely been exposed.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It currently affects nearly 80 million Americans. And most people who contract it never experience any symptoms or develop any health problems.
But some do. And some of those problems can be life-altering.