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American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

The Vaccine for HPV
Learn more about the HPV Vaccine, including recommendations for your child.
HPV Vaccine Safety
Learn more about the research and clinical trials behind the HPV Vaccine.
HPV Diseases and Cancers
Learn more about the 6 cancers linked to HPV.
Basic Information About Cervical Cancer
Learn more about prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, including screening and symptoms.  



What is HPV?

Emma Bryce with Ted-ED


At some point, most sexually active people will be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. There are over 100 types of HPV, and most of the time the body eliminates infections without symptoms— but some strains can pose serious health risks down the line. How can you protect yourself from HPV? Emma Bryce explains how the virus causes harm, who’s at risk and how to minimize those risks.

Family Story

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Kristen was a beautiful, smart, talented young NJ woman with her whole life ahead of her. The cancer that caused her painful and early death can be prevented with the HPV vaccine. Her mother Joan and leading public health experts in NJ want parents to know the facts about the HPV vaccine and the 6 types of cancer that it targets. This video from the Partnership and New Jersey Department of Health shares Kristen’s story and what you need to know about HPV vaccine.

Why I Vaccinate: Dr. Maria Trent

 American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

In the U.S., HPV infections cause over 17,000 cancers in women, and over 9,000 cancers in men each year. HPV vaccines can help prevent HPV-related cancer. Maria Trent, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, knows the importance of vaccinating adolescents against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). She shares her experiences treating HPV disease and explains why vaccination is "a gift" for our children.

 Survivor: Jason Mendelsohn 


Jason was a healthy, 44-year-old husband and father of three from Central Florida. After discovering a lump on his neck in 2014, he was diagnosed with stage 4 HPV-related oral cancer. Today, Jason is an oral cancer survivor and screening advocate.

Gynecological Cancer Symptoms

Public Service Announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This animated public service announcement discusses the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer.

 Men Talk HPV

 American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

Think you know about HPV (a.k.a. human papilloma virus)? Test your knowledge against our four intrepid volunteers and see what you know about genital warts, HPV-related cancer, and HPV prevention.

Are You Human?

Team Maureen Public Service Announcement

Watch the HPV Vaccine Public Service Annoucement from our partner organization Team Maureen.


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