The HPV Vaccine

January 16, 2007

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV – the Human papillomavirus – currently infects approximately 20 million adults in the United States. HPV, a sexually-transmitted disease, has also been related to cervical cancer. The FDA has licensed a vaccine for use in girls/women between the ages of 9-26. We’ll discuss the vaccine and the challenge it poses for parents and doctors this hour with Dr. Dawn Johnson of U.T. Southwestern Medical Center.

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