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Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 102–105 | Cite as

Planning for the HPV vaccine and its impact on cervical cancer prevention

  • Justin Bailey
  • Tyler Childs Cymet
Original Articles

Abstract

Genital human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, is associated with cervical cancer in women, and penile cancers in men. The infection is asymptomatic until a malignancy develops. Of the more than 90 subtypes, only a small number are associated with malignancies. Vaccines made with recombinant HPV proteins have been shown effective in preventing infection with the more virulent strains of the virus.

Keywords

Human Papilloma Virus Genital Wart Human Papilloma Virus Infection Penile Cancer Comp THER 
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© ASCMS 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimore

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