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How many HPV strains are associated with development of cervical cancer?

a. Nine

b. Fifteen

c. Over 100

d. Over 200

B. Fifteen – there are a total of 15 strains of HPV associated with development of cancer including: 16, 18, 31, 34, 33, 35, 39, 42, 44, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66.

A. Nine this is number of HPV strains in the current FDA approved HPV vaccine;

C. Over 100- there are over 100 strains of HPV that infect humans (both low risk and high risk);

D. Over 200 Strains – there are over 200 strains of papilloma virus identified that infect both humans and animals.

The current FDA approved HPV vaccine is protective against how many strains of HPV associated with the development of cervical cancer?

a. Two

b. Four

c. Nine

d. Fifteen

C. Nine- there current HPV vaccine covers two strains of low risk HPV (6 & 11) and seven strains of high risk HPV including HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58.

A. Two- this was number of HPV strains covered in the previous bi-valent HPV vaccine that is no longer on market in USA;

B. Four this is number of strains covered in the quadra-valent HPV vaccine still available outside the United States;

C. Fifteen there are a total of 15 strains of HPV associated with development of cancer including: 16, 18, 31, 34, 33, 35, 39, 42, 44, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66

Based on CDC recommendations, at what age should females receive the HPV vaccine for the best outcomes?

a. 5

b. 9

c. 47

d. No age restrictions

B. 9 Age 9 years old -26 years of age is preferred ages for HPV vaccination however it is FDA approved through age 45 as of 2018.

A. 5 years of age was initial age sought for HPV vaccination prior to approval but was never FDA approved;

B. 47 years of age is just past FDA label approval.

D. No age restrictions- there are ages recommended around the age for vaccination ...

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