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Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a

Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.

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Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a double stranded DNA virus, that infects squamous epithelia including the skin and mucosae of the upper respiratory and anogenital tracts. There are approximately 100 types of HPV, of which about 40 infect the genital tract (McCance, 2004).

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 5 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the forthcoming change in the vaccination schedule from 3 to 2 doses.
  2. Updated Body text to include link to NHS Choices.
  3. First published.