New Study: Routine Vaccination Reduces HPV by 60 percent

by admin on April 2, 2014

A study conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention showed that the number of incidents of HPV dropped by 60 percent among girls between the ages of 14 to 19 during the 4-year period after the vaccine became available as a routine vaccination.

What’s even more amazing is that only about one-third of the girls had received all their of the recommended doses at the time of the study. This means the rate may even increase as more get vaccinated. Researchers are hoping to get rate up to 80 percent as that could mean the prevention of approximately 50,000 cases of cervical cancer among girls.

HPV is the most common STD in the United States. Each year about 14 million people become infected with the virus and it’s estimated that 19,000 cancers found in women come from HPV – most of these are cervical cancer.

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