HPV Immunization Project
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What is HPV?
The Human Papillomavirus (or HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause. Some other HPV types can lead to cancer, especially cervical cancer. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. But there are vaccines that can prevent infection with the most common types of HPV.
What is the HPV Project?
The National AHEC Organization National Training Center is embarking on Improving HPV Immunization Rates on a National Scale utilizing the National AHEC Network. The project will work in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the HPV immunization rates of 11 and 12-year-olds, males and females, throughout the nation by improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine.
For information on training and resources available through Utah AHEC, click HERE.