HPV 16


Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Gardasil® protects against four types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV types 6 and 11 cause anogenital warts and HPV types 16 and 18 cause precancerous lesions, mouth, throat, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile and anal cancers. The Ministry of Health information pamphlet Immunise against HPV (code HE2012) is currently only available electronically from www.healthed.govt.nz. The pamphlet is also available electronically in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Cook Islands Māori, Hindi, Māori, Sāmoan, and Tongan.

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