Chapter 2 – The Cervix

HPV vaccination

Method of action

HPV vaccines are recombinant protein particulate vaccines and predominantly provide antibody-mediated protection. It is therefore preferable to administer them prior to first sexual intercourse before potential exposure to sexually transmitted HPV as they have no effect on existing HPV infection.


HPV vaccination does NOT:

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