HPV (human papillomavirus)
HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention
JANUARY (FIRST QUARTER)
CDC reports higher hospitalization rates earlier than usual
HPV is a common virus that nearly all people get at some point in their lives. Nine out of 10 HPV infections typically resolve on their own within two years, but up to 10% of HPV infections can last longer and possibly lead to genital warts and/or cervical, oral, anal, penile, and vaginal cancers. It is estimated that in the United States, HPV causes more than 36,500 cases of cancer every year. HPV vaccination could prevent 33,700 of these cases by stopping the infections that cause them.