Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide, causing warts and also anogenital cancers, most notably cervical cancer. Worldwide, it is the second most common cause of cancer mortality in women. In the United States and several other industrialized nations, vaccination to prevent HPV infection is now routinely recommended for girls and young women to prevent morbidity and mortality from cervical and other cancers. HPV vaccination may also be performed to prevent genital warts in males, as well as females, 9 to 26 years of age.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Netter's Infectious Disease|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Print)||9781437701265, 9781437701265|
|State||Published - Sep 9 2011|
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