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HPV vaccine highly effective against multiple cancer-causing strains

According to a multinational clinical trial involving nearly 20,000 young women, the , Cervarix, not only has the potential to prevent , but was effective against other common human papillomaviruses, aside from just the two HPV types, 16 and 18, which are responsible for about 70 percent of all cases. That effectiveness endured for the study’s entire follow-up, of up to four years. The research was published in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, a journal of the for Microbiology.

HPV Infection Occurs Shortly After Sexual Debut
This graph shows the time since first intercourse and the percentage with HPV infection.
Credit: Collins et al


American Society for Microbiology