HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates
The rates of HPV infection seem to have dropped, since the CDC recommended a vaccine. Researchers at the CDC just published a new study on Human Papillomavirus – also known as HPV. The study looks at four types of the virus—two of which are responsible for sixty-six-percent of cervical cancers in the United States. In just six years, researchers saw the rate of infection among teenage girls drop eleven-point-five-percent to four-point-three-percent.For women between the ages of 20 and 24, the rate of infection fell from eighteen-point-five-percent to twelve-point one-percent. There has been a stigma associated with the vaccine, because HPV is most commonly spread through sexual contact. Research says if one-hundred-percent of boys and one-hundred-percent of girls are vaccinated, the worst HPV types could be eradicated.