Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a highly contagious infection that is very common in the United States, where an estimated 14 million people are newly infected each year. Over 120 types of HPV exist, of which 40 are known to cause infection. Certain HPV types can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, penis, vagina, anus, and oropharynx (throat). The HPV vaccine can prevent the risk of HPV-related health complications.


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New! HPV vaccine resources!

The following webinars are from the HPV Immunization Project sponsored by Scenic Rivers AHEC.

The Iowa Department of Public Health produced and emotional video of HPV-related cancer survivors. A great reminder to give a strong recommendation for HPV vaccine.

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Last Revised: November 9, 2017