Human Papilloma Virus: Combatting Cancer with Vaccination

  title={Human Papilloma Virus: Combatting Cancer with Vaccination},
  author={Dakota Marie Binkley and Jacqueline Watt and Achint Bajpai},
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common chronic sexually transmitted disease (Workowiski and Berman, 2010). This can be attributed to HPV’s ability to transmit through condoms, while producing few symptoms in the host (Watson, 2005). In severe cases, those infected with HPV can develop high-risk cancers, such as cervical cancer (Burd, 2003). Due to the disease’s widespread prevalence, public health experts produced a vaccine that immunizes for two of the most prevalent high-risk (HR… CONTINUE READING

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