The most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, HPV (and HPV vaccinations) is a hot topic for primary care providers. Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP, discusses HPV symptoms, screening recommendations, transmission and prevention, long-term implications, the latest studies looking at the impact of the HPV vaccine, and more. Published September 2019.
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