Vaccine against HPV or human papillomavirus
The papilloma-virus or HPV is one of the most wide-spread in the world. There are more than one hundred types but most do not produce symptoms and disappear spontaneously. On the other hand, other types of HPV can cause diseases such as anogenital warts or uterine cervical cancer.
The vaccine is administered to girls as well as to boys, from age nine. Women can get it up to age 45, and men, up to age 26.
You must receive three doses of the vaccine to be protected. The first, at a date chosen by you and your physician; the second, two months after the first one, and the last one, six months after the first dose.