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8th World Congress on Virology

San Antonio, USA

Chandrika Johnson

Chandrika Johnson

Fayetteville State University, USA

Title: An Overview of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

Biography

Biography: Chandrika Johnson

Abstract

In recent years, the development of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have spurred controversy over whether or not males as well as females should obtain the vaccine against the HPV disease. HPV vaccination is an important public health issue because it prevents cancer. The HPV vaccination reduces rates of transmission of genital warts and certain HPV related cancers in males as well as reducing the incidence of cervical cancer in women. The development of the HPV vaccine has further improved opportunities for healthcare providers to effectively combat the human papillomavirus disease. Presently, there are three vaccines marketed in the United States and approved by the FDA that can protect against the sexually transmitted infection of HPV. They are Gardasil®, Gardasil 9®, Cervarix®. All three prevent infections with HPV types 16 and 18, which are the two highest risk that cause approximately 70% of cervical cancer in women and a higher percentage of other HPV-related cancers in men and women. In this presentation the researcher will focus on the three Human Papillomavirus vaccines importance in regards to availability, effectiveness, safety, cost and recommendations.