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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Cancer, HPV Testing, and HPV Vaccines: Frequently Asked Questions

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This pamphlet discusses the human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer caused by HPV, testing, and available vaccines. It explains viruses, HPV, the different types of HPV, how it is transmitted, how common it is, and the risk factors for both men and women. The information sheet also discusses HPV prevention, symptoms, testing, how the virus is treated, and its relation to cervical cancer, as well as cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and mouth and throat. Detailed information is provided about the HPV vaccines and who should be inoculated and at what ages.

HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

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This information sheet discusses the need to vaccinate adolescents and preteens to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which can cause cervical cancer in females and genital warts and anal cancer in both females and males.


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