HPV Infection Rate Drops among Vaccinated Girls

on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering gynecologic cancer surgeon Carol Brown discusses the importance of the HPV vaccine.

Federal health officials say that a vaccine has caused a sharp decline among teenage girls in the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the infection rate decreased by 56 percent since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006.

Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown, MD, is available to discuss the study’s results, which she says are groundbreaking and represent a major advance in the prevention of cervical cancer.