The Human Papilloma Virus or HPV, as you may have heard it called, is the most commonly transmitted disease in the United States. It is spread through sexual contact. Many people do not know that they have the virus, but some people do have symptoms. There are several forms of the vaccine, most of which go away on their own. But in some cases it can cause of cervical and several other cancers, as well as genital warts. Learn more about HPV by visiting the CDC Webpage. The good news is that it can be prevented with vaccination and screening for cervical cancer. When detected early, problems that developed as a result of HPV can be treated. Read more about how HPV can be treated.
The most important thing to remember is that HPV is preventable! Below are resoruces about the HPV vaccination
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Resources for Parents:
Information for 18 to 26 year olds
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