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High- risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

It is a problem that gets plenty of attention. But what exactly is it? We break it down in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Neelima Katradadda is making sure people who are at high risk for HPV are aware.

Persistent high- risk HPV infection is linked to cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers.

The HPV vaccine is given between ages 9 to 26 years and it is recommended that patients are vaccinated before becoming sexually active.

Patients should have their yearly exam, pap smear and limit the number of sexual partners.

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