Genital Herpes Statistics

When statistics regarding genital warts are reported various terms and figures are used. One of these is the term ?prevalence of genital warts.? This term refers to the estimated number of people who are managing various stages of genital warts at any given time. Another oft used term is ?incidence of genital warts.? This term refers to the number of cases of genital warts diagnosed within a given time period. The health department issues statistical figures as a matter of routine.

The incidence of genital warts annually in USA is around one million cases. The incidence rate is estimated to be approximately one in 272, which roughly works out to about 0.37% of the population.

The incidence extrapolations in USA for genital warts has been estimated at 1,000,000 per year, 83,333 per month, 19,230 per week, 2,739 per day, 114 per hour and 1 per minute, as per official statistics.

The HPV virus is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases in the world. The HPV virus is responsible for causing genital warts. According to the American Social Health Association about 5.5 million new cases of genital warts are reported in USA every year. A rough estimate puts the prevalence of genital warts at 40 million cases.

There are more than 100 types of HPV viruses, of which 30 cause sexually transmitted diseases, of these genital warts are the most common. Studies have shown that this disease manifests more in women than in men, who are often just carriers of the virus. It has also been seen that over half the women infected with HPV show no symptoms at all.

It has been observed that 85% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer have been infected with the HPV virus that causes genital warts. Though seen over all age groups, incidences of genital warts are more common among men and women in their early twenties.

When statistics regarding genital warts are reported various terms and figures are used. One of these is the term ?prevalence of genital warts.? This term refers to the estimated number of people who are managing various stages of genital warts at any given time. Another oft used term is ?incidence of genital warts.? This term refers to the number of cases of genital warts diagnosed within a given time period. The health department issues statistical figures as a matter of routine.

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