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Better Health: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Testing

By Ken Dey, News and Community
September 18, 2013

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease.  Research shows it's also a cause of certain types of cancer. The good news is that there's a vaccine that could prevent and even wipe out HPV.  Dr. Banu Symington,  a St. Luke's MSTI oncologist,  says it's important for both girls and boys to get the vaccine before they become sexually active.

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.