Vaccine Drops US Prevalence by 64%

A Pediatrics study released today finds that human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence has fallen by 64% in the decade since the CDC recommend vaccinating against it.

CDC researchers said they documented for the first time evidence of the vaccine’s effect on women in their 20s; prevalence dropped 34% despite relatively low vaccination rates.

The Quote: “And as women who got the vaccine when they were younger age move into these older age groups, we should continue to see a continued decrease,” said lead author Dr Lauri E Markowitz.

“HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US and about 79 million Americans currently have the infection, according to the CDC,” The Guardian notes.
The Guardian
 

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