Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus easily transmitted during sex. In most women, HPV clears up without treatment and does not cause any lasting problems. For some, the virus can lead to cervical cancer if it is not diagnosed and treated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines against common forms of HPV.
Dr. Ian Frazer was the leading researcher on the GARDASIL cervical cancer vaccine.
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