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Study: HPV Drops 64 Percent in Teen Girls, Young Women

Infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, have dropped by 64 percent among teenage girls and young women since a vaccine became available a decade ago, according to health officials. "We are continuing to see decreases in the HPV types that are targeted by the vaccine," said lead researcher Dr. Lauri Markowitz, a medical epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in an interview with HealthDay. HPV has been known to cause...

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