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Study reveals single dose of HPV vaccine can protect from cervical cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and persistent infection with certain types of the virus can cause cervical cancer. In a breakthrough study in the field, researchers indicated that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer.To prevent infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that adolescents both boys and girls under the age of 15 years receive a two-dose schedule of the HPV vaccine.To determine the effectiveness of other dose schedules, Ana M. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and her colleagues examined information on females aged 9 to 26 years who were unvaccinated or who received one or more HPV vaccine doses between January 2006 and June 2015.The findings of the research are published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed ...


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