Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.
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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
Updated: 5 June 2014
- Updated to reflect the forthcoming change in the vaccination schedule from 3 to 2 doses.
- Updated Body text to include link to NHS Choices.
- First published.