Human papillomavirus prevalence in the U.S

Weintrub, Peggy Sue
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p650
Academic Journal
The article presents a summary of a study on the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the U.S. as well as its commentary. Results of the study shows that for all age groups combined, the prevalence of HPV was 26.8 percent. The author points out that the low rate of high-risk HPV types does not change her enthusiasm for the new vaccine, which shows great promise in preventing many cases of cervical cancer.


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