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MARTINEZ-GALIANO, Juan Miguel. The virus of papiloma human (HPV): an important problem for the public health on the way to solution. Index Enferm [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.58, pp.42-44. ISSN 1699-5988.

The virus of papiloma human is the cause of numerous types of cancer like the cancer of cervix, cancer of penis and orofaringeo cancer among others; this virus also is the cause of injuries like genital warts and papilomas. At the moment in Spain, the prevention of the cancer of cervix becomes by means of sifting (secondary prevention). In the year 2006 two vaccines, bivalent and a other tetravalente were approved by the authorities; these vaccines have demonstrated to their security and effectiveness in the made studies. In our country, still this slope to approve by the Ministry of Health and Consumption but is not thus in many European countries and the U.S.A. where already this implanted. There are groups that are resistant to that the vaccination takes place, the information provided by the sanitary personnel can overcome this resistance.

Keywords : Virus of papiloma human; Public health; Cancer; Vaccines.

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