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Pre-Teen HPV Vaccination Gives Early Protection Against Later Cancers

Posted by Erin Eckhart, M.D. on Apr 8, 2015 11:30:00 AM

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), affects about 27 percent of the female population ages 14 to 19, and 50 percent of the population ages 20 to 24. The virus has several different strands all of which carry varying degrees of risk. Basically, almost everyone will be exposed to it at some point.

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Topics: HPV vaccination, HPV virus, HPV, penile cancers, teen vaccination, Human Papillomavirus, cervical cancers

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