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human papilloma virus

noun

  1. a species of virus that causes genital warts. : HPV


human papilloma virus

noun

  1. any one of a class of viruses that cause tumours, including warts, in humans. Certain strains infect the cervix and have been implicated as a cause of cervical cancer HPV


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Only three states require vaccination for human papilloma virus — a disease that’s spread by sexual contact, and which has been heavily politicized by groups that framed it as giving preteens and teenagers adult approval to go have sex.

No messaging around human papilloma virus vaccine to the residents of the state with one of the highest HPV cancer rates in the country.

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