HPV Vaccine Effective Even After Sex?

July 25, 2014 10:20 AM

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HPV Vaccine Effective Even After Sex?

The HPV vaccine has, since its introduction in the US in 2006, been considered effective only in teens who are not yet sexually active. The Human Papillomaviros (HPV) is sexually transmitted, leading to infections that are linked to cancers in both men and women. Until now, the HPV vaccine was recommended for teens between the age of 12 and 14, before they become sexually active.

A recent study carried out by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine suggests that the HPV vaccine may be effective for women who are already active sexually.

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