Wednesday 8 April 2020
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How Much Do You Know About HPV?

According to Huhu Insurance (aka 虎虎保险) and ISO Insurance (aka iso保险) unanimously report two questions about the immunization and vaccine are oftentimes asked by international students. First, whether their opt insurance (aka opt保险) plans cover the cost of international vaccine (aka 留学生疫苗) like HPV if they choose to inject in the United States. Would Huhu International Student Health Insurance (aka 虎虎留学生保险) have vaccine coverage as well? Hence, we have two tasks to do. Firstly, understand every single provision/benefit in their American college insurance (aka 美国大学保险) plans. Next, let’s see what is HPV? Then you will have the answer to the questions above.

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPVs are a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in the group is given a number and is called an HPV type. HPVs are called papillomaviruses because some of the HPV types cause warts or papillomas, which are non-cancerous tumors. But some types of HPV are known for causing cancer. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer, as well as many vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the throat and tongue).

Vaccines are available to help prevent infection by certain types of HPV and some of the cancers linked to those types. As of 2017, Gardasil 9 is the only HPV vaccine available in the United States. Other HPV vaccines are available outside the U.S. HPV vaccine produces the strongest immune response in preteens. To work best, the HPV vaccines should be given at age eleven or twelve. The vaccines are given in a series of shots.

HPV testing before getting the vaccine is not recommended because it cannot show if the HPV vaccine will be effective or not. A positive HPV test result doesn’t always tell you which types of HPV you have. And even if you are infected with one type of HPV, the vaccine could still prevent other types of HPV infection. A negative test result cannot tell you if you’ve had HPV in the past.