When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.
The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.
At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives.
By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection.
Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection.