HPV Archives - Infectious Disease Advisor


The HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomaviruess and causes most cervical cancers. It is recommended for male and female patients aged 11 to 12 years. Stressing the importance of the vaccine to boys, especially, can help reduce spread of the disease. The vaccine can be administered to female patients aged 26 and under and male patients aged 21 years and younger.

Efficacy and Herd Effects of HPV Vaccination Programs

An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of HPV vaccines revealed compelling evidence for the considerable effect of HPV vaccination programs on HPV infections and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2+ (CIN2+) among girls and women, and on anogenital warts diagnoses among girls, women, boys, and men. The review, published in The Lancet, included…

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