HPV Vaccine May Work For People Who Have Already Had It

April 21, 2015 2:05 PM

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HPV Vaccine May Work For People Who Have Already Had It

A new study underlines the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine, showing the vaccine is protective against the virus on multiple sites on the body, even for women who have been infected in the past.

In a randomized controlled trial—considered the gold standard of scientific research—scientists wanted to know if the HPV vaccine protected against cervical, anal and oral HPV. Daniel C. Beachler, a postdoctoral fellow in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute ...

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