Australia Is Set to Become The First Country to Completely Eliminate One Type of Cancer

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The International Papillomavirus Society has announced that Australia could become the first country to eliminate cervical cancer entirely.

According to a new study, Australia’s efforts to distribute a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free in schools have been a resounding success.

The sexually transmitted infection causes 99.9 percent of cases of .

In 2007, the Australian federal government began offering the to girls aged 12-13, and in 2013 it was made available to boys, too. Girls and boys outside of that age bracket but under nineteen are also entitled to two free doses of the vaccine.

Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of Australian women aged between 18 and 24 who had dropped from 22.7 percent to just 1.1 percent.

rates have increased further since 2015, contributing to what’s being described as a “herd protection” effect.

See full article here.

While Australia is offering the HPV vaccine for free in the US it can cost as much as $450.00 for a full regimen.

Post Author: Nicholi Avery

Research, neuroscience, cognitive science, theoretical physics, biology, philosophy, and psychology.

1 thought on “Australia Is Set to Become The First Country to Completely Eliminate One Type of Cancer


    (March 12, 2018 - 8:55 pm)

    Beberapa jenis HPV dapat menyebabkan kutil pada atau di sekitar organ kelamin perempuan dan laki-laki dan di daerah anus. Kondisi ini disebut jenis HPV berisiko rendah karena jarang dikaitkan dengan kanker. Jenis HPV lainnya disebut jenis berisiko tinggi karena sangat terkait dengan kanker, termasuk kanker serviks, vulva, dan vagina pada wanita, kanker penis pada pria, dan kanker anus, mulut, dan tenggorokan pada pria dan wanita. Infeksi dengan HPV biasa terjadi, dan pada kebanyakan orang, tubuh dapat membersihkan infeksi dengan sendirinya.

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