Human Papillomavirus

by Rachel Kruse and Anna Krum

Background

The purpose of the HPV vaccine is to prevent the virus that can cause cancer.

The HPV vaccine prevents Human Papillomavirus.

The symptoms are warts and the most commonly, cervical cancer.

HPV is transmitted through sexual activity.

HPV can lead to death because you can get cancer from the disease. Cancer can then cause death if left untreated. There is a handful of people that die each year if they do not get the vaccination. 6312 out of 314 billion dies in the United States in a year.

HPV is equally common in men and women, but it is more likely to cause harm in women than in men. Nearly everyone who has sex will get HPV in their life.

HPV vaccination is not mandatory to attend school.