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Current estimates suggest that four out of 10 adolescent females and six out of 10 adolescent males are unvaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). Approximately 79 million Americans currently are infected with the virus, and about 14 million people become infected each year.
Financial Disclosure: Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Nurse Planner Melanie Deal, MS, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Author Rebecca Bowers, Executive Editor Shelly Morrow Mark, Copy Editor Savannah Zeches, and Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.