Archive for September 2017

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Vaccine Safety

What is HPV?

HPV is umbrella term for over 150 closely related viruses. Some HPV types lead to rash and warts, others can lead to cancer. Both men and women are susceptible to HPV cancer of the mouth, throat, anus, and rectum. Men can develop penile HPV cancer, and women can develop cervical, vaginal, and vulvar HPV cancer. Cervical HPV cancer is the most common and if left untreated, it can lead to infertility among other complications.