Nearly 70% of Americans infected with HPV virus, new research reveals

May 21, 2014 8:31 PM

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Nearly 70% of Americans infected with HPV virus, new research reveals

Nearly 70 percent of American adults are carrying the human papillomavirus but most of the viral strains infecting men and women are likely harmless and will remain dormant for years.

That's the reveal of a new NYU Langone Medical Center research effort that is being cited as the largest and most comprehensive genetic analysis of HPV infection.

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