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The human papillomavirus: beyond cervical cancer

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The teenage years usually leave strong memories that persist for the rest of our lives. These are years of many changes, much growth, physical and emotional, and consequently, the loss of innocence and the beginning of responsibilities. For young people, one of these responsibilities, shared with their parents, is associated with the decision to be vaccinated or not against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccination is recommended as a preventive measure against the possibility of developing cervical cancer later on, should they become infected with the virus .

Facts about HPV and cervical cancer

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Dalissa Zeda Sánchez / dalissa.zeda@gfrmedia.com

This article explains and describes the causes, symptoms and facts about the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.

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Human Papiloma Virus worse than chinkunguya virus

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Limarys Suárez Torres / lsuarez1@elnuevodia.com

The Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) is causing throat and head cancer in young healthy men. In Puerto Rico there are about 350 cases of throat cancer every year and about 75% are associated with HPV.  

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Vaccination against papilloma is scarce

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Marga Parés Arroyo / Mpares@elnuevodia.com

Despite its potential to help prevent cervical cancer, the vaccination rates against the human papilloma virus are very low, partly due to lack of access and educaction about this vaccine.

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