The Cervical Cancer Education and Prevention Program provides education and free HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccinations to girls and boys in Pulaski, Jefferson and Chicot counties in Arkansas. The program is a partnership between UAMS and the Arkansas Department of Health.
HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection found in both men and women. The three-shot Gardasil HPV vaccine series protects against cervical cancer as well as 90 percent of precancerous cervical lesions, vulvar, vaginal and anal carcinomas.
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