Human Papillomavirus Infections and Prevention

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetter's Infectious Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781437701265, 9781437701265
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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