- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- What is HPV?
- How do you get genital HPV?
- How common is HPV? Who gets it?
- What are the symptoms of HPV?
- Can HPV be treated?
- Can HPV be prevented?
- What are the risk factors for genital HPV?
- HPV and cancer
- What about other HPV-related diseases?
- Testing for HPV
- If you test positive for HPV, what does it mean?
- Will HPV affect my pregnancy or my baby?
- Why should women over age 30 with normal test results change to co-testing every 5 years and start doing HPV testing? Is that safe?
- HPV vaccines
- Who should be vaccinated and when?
- What are the benefits of the vaccines?
- How much do the HPV vaccines cost? Are they covered by health insurance plans?
- Do you need to be tested for HPV before getting the vaccine?
- Do women and girls who have been vaccinated still need Pap tests?
- Can cervical cancer be prevented without a vaccine?
- Is the American Cancer Society in favor of vaccinating against HPV?
- Do you want more information?
Do you want more information?
For more information on cervical cancer, HPV, HPV testing, and the HPV vaccines, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our Web site at www.cancer.org.
For more information on the HPV vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hpv/default.htm.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has more information on Gardasil and Cervarix online at: www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm172678.htm.
For more information on sexually transmitted illnesses, please contact the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) at www.ashastd.org. You can get information on teen sexual health in English at www.iwannaknow.org or in Spanish at www.quierosaber.org.
Last Medical Review: 05/02/2013
Last Revised: 05/02/2013