When I was a teenager, the HPV vaccine did not exist. I wish it had; I would have been grateful for its protection. And I have news for you, HPV. You messed with the wrong woman.
Cervical Cancer Posts
Approximately 79 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. HPV is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers. HPV is also associated with cancers of the anus, mouth/throat, vagina, and penis. The CDC reports that each year in the U.S., 27,000 men and women are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer. Even though many of these HPV-related cancers are preventable with a safe and effective vaccine, HPV vaccination rates across the United States remain low.
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