Link to HPV Powerpoint
HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners—even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.
HPV can cause several types of cancer, including cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal and oropharyngeal.
Most of the time, HPV goes away by itself within two years and does not cause health problems. It is thought that the immune system fights off HPV naturally. It is only when certain types of HPV stay in the body for many years that it can cause these cancers. It is not known why HPV goes away in most, but not all cases. There is no way to know which people will go on to develop cancer or other health problems.
Since 2006, the HPV vaccine has been available to adolescents and young adults for the prevention of most HPV-related cancer and genital warts. The vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for all 11 to 12 year old males and females.
To learn more about HPV and the HPV vaccine, select from the following links:
HPV Vaccination Powerpoint Presentations
The following presentations were created by the HPV Vaccination workgroup and can be used as an educational tool for parents, adolescents, school administrators and health care providers.