Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that affects both males and females. HPV is passed between sexual partners and can cause genital warts and cancers. There are vaccines to protect females against many types of HPV. These marketing tools are designed to educate Soldiers, families, and health care providers about HPV.
Stay Army Strong: What Soldiers need to know about HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
What Dads Need to Know about HPVWhat Moms Need to Know about HPVWhat Teens Need to Know about HPV
For Health Care Providers
Talk to your patients about HPV: Your input matters
CDC HPV Vaccine Questions and Answers
The HPV vaccine can help stave off genital warts in boys and men, according to a new study in the Feb. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Of 4,065 boys and men aged 16 to 26 from 18 countries, vaccination with an HPV vaccine that targets four types of HPV infection -- HPV-6, HPV-11, HPV-16, and HPV-18 -- protects against infection with these types of HPV and potentially the development of related external genital warts or lesions. The big debate now is whether or not universal vaccination of young men should be encouraged. For more information go to WebMd article.
Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) HPV Prevention Resources Fact sheets for service members, information sheets for clinicians, and prevalence data.