Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

April 21, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

"HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites, where it can occasionally lead to cancer," said Daniel Beachler, a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. "This study demonstrates that the HPV 16/18 vaccine provides protection at all three s...

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