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How many people are infected with HPV?

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus.1, 2
  • 8 out of 10 adults will come into contact with HPV.9
  • Cervical cancer is the number 1 ranked cancer in women aged 15 to 44 in Southern Africa and 4 248 women die from cervical cancer each year in South Africa.1
  • That means in South Africa more than 11 women die a day due to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer being only 1 of several diseases caused by HPV.1
  • No-one can predict who will be infected with HPV in the future, who will clear the infection and who will succumb to HPV disease.8

Estimated annual new HPV-related disease cases among
males and females globally 14, 16, 27

Burden of Disease Pyramid