The Least You Need to Know Issue 7
: HPV Vaccine
These questions represent some of the most basic information and questions to consider in forming aneducated opinion on this particular controversial issue. Part of your total grade for the controversial issuewill come from these questions and they also represent potential questions that will make up your finalexam. You may put your answers on this sheet or another sheet, if you do so please number them.
What is HPV? How is it transmitted? (Honors: Discuss the concept of skin-to-skin contact and how HPVdiffers from many sexually transmitted infections in this way).2.
Provide two statistics on HPV in the U.S. related to number affected. (Honors: What percentage of Americans by the time they reach sexual maturity (ie. ~50 years old) will have had at least one strain of HPV according to the CDC)?3.
How many strains of the HPV virus are there? Which strains does the Guardasil vaccine protect against?(Honors: What % of cervical cancer and what % of genital warts does the vaccine protect against?)4.
Provide three ways the HPV virus affects the human body? (Honors: What % of women with cervical
cancer have HPV…
.on the other hand what percentage of people with HPV end up with cervical cancer?)5.
Provide an overview of the Guardasil vaccine and it pertains to cost, timeframe and number of shots.(Honors: Does insurance cover the vaccine and what happens if you do not have insurance?)