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Health Minute: HPV Awareness

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Did you know that there’s a vaccine available for people between the ages of 9 and 47 that can prevent several types of cancer?

According to the CDC, human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It can cause cancer and genital warts.

Regular cervical and oral cancer screenings can help with early detection.

The #1 defense against cancers and health problems caused by HPV is the vaccine. 

Talk to your healthcare provider and visit to learn more about HPV and how you can protect your health.

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Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.