NY Daily News - "The Daily Checkup: HPV Poses Persistent Threat, but Vaccines Offer a Way to Control It"
High-risk cases of a common STD can lead to precancerous dysplasia in women.
January is cervical cancer awareness month. As an extremely common and contagious sexually transmitted disease, HPV is a virus that can lead to cell transformation and eventually cancer. "HPV is shorthand for human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted pathogen that causes disease in the oral and ano-genital tract of both men and women," says Dr. Konstantin Zakashansky from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn More