Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Nearly all men and women will get one type of HPV at some point in their life. HPV is spread from intimate, person-to-person contact. Most of the time, HPV will go away on its own without causing any health problems. However, when HPV does not go away, it can cause a person to develop genital warts or even cancer.
Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine can help prevent nine types of HPV including the types that most commonly cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer, as well as the two types that commonly cause genital warts. Gardasil 9 is a three-dose series and is recommended for both females and males from the ages of 9 to 26 years old.
Cervarix HPV vaccine can help prevent the two types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. Cervarix is a three-dose series and is recommended for females only.”