Human papillomavirus and vaccination.

  title={Human papillomavirus and vaccination.},
  author={Christine M Huang},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={701-6; quiz 706-7}
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Modeling estimates suggest that more than 80% of sexually active women will have acquired genital HPV by age 50 years. Although most infections are transient and asymptomatic, persistent infection with high-risk types of HPV can lead to precancerous lesions and progress to cancer. In June 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration licensed the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancers and… CONTINUE READING


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