In this new study presented showed that 69% of Americans have the HPV virus, they looked at all strains of the HPV virus, including those that cause warts and throat cancer.
Not just the strains that cause cervical cancer. This study looked at a wide range of ages, and looked at many tissues, including skin and gut that aren't traditionally thought of as the HPV harboring organs. Our immune system can keep this virus quiet for years. Newer, more accurate, testing has been able to identify these viruses as we never have been able to before. Most of the viruses tested for in this study are not important causes of disease that we know of and we do not screen for each of these types of viruses. For more information on which tests to have, how to interpret your personal results and to get tested if you never have been tested, contact us at Womenshealthpractice.com