HPV: "The Shy Virus" linked to cancers in men and women

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June 29, 2009 - 7:00pm

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For the past three years, many girls and young women in the United States have been receiving a vaccine that protects against several types of HPV. In addition to cervical cancer, the virus causes genital warts. And scientists are finding more links between the virus and other types of cancer that affect both genders. Now the makers of the first HPV vaccine have asked regulators for permission to vaccinate males. Sarah McCammon reports on how the virus affected the lives of two men.

For a link to the Soundprint documentary on HPV and more information about "The Shy Virus," click here



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