HPV Vaccination Rates Still Low

As if getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) wasn’t bad enough, the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) is one STI that can cause cancer.

Luckily, there is a vaccine against HPV that is recommended for all boys and girls aged 11 to 12, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, new research shows that, although the number of vaccinated children is going up, it is still far behind targets. 

Like HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and HSV (herpes virus), HPV is sexually…

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