HPV biology

151 known types of HPV. Most have no symptoms.

DNA virus, 3 genera. Genera is determined based on presence/absence of e5 gene. The high risk type has cancer risk rate of 97%. Type 16 & 18 cause cancer, and are blocked by the vaccine. Another vaccine blocks 4 serotypes. Including 6 & 11.

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Posted on January 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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