Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Getting vaccinated for HPV can help prevent certain types of cancer.
What Is HPV?
HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV can be transmitted through any type of sex—vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex. Some strains of HPV can cause cancer and genital warts. Condoms and dental dams used during any type of sex can help lower the risk of transmitting HPV.
The HPV Vaccine Is a Cancer Vaccine
Boynton Health recommends that all people 26 and under get the HPV vaccine. This three-shot vaccine series protects you from the highest-risk strains of HPV.
The HPV vaccine is safe and very effective. Most insurance plans cover the HPV vaccine. If you have questions about coverage, call your insurance provider. If you’re 26 or under and enrolled in the University's Student Health Benefit Plan or the Graduate Assistant Health Plan, HPV vaccines are available at no cost to you at Boynton Health.
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