17th September, 2016 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-III

Q1. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine has been making the headlines in the recent months. Who make the ideal candidates for receiving this vaccine and what are its benefits? [05marks/2012/GS-3] 50 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Kamlesh Twari

    1. The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine prevents infection with certain species of human papilloma virus associated with the development of cervical cancer, genital warts, and some less common cancers.
    2. Two HPV vaccines are currently on the market: Gardasil and Cervarix. Both vaccines protect against the two HPV types (HPV-16 and HPV-18) that cause 70% of cervical cancers, 80% of anal cancers, 60% of vaginal cancers, and 40% of vulvar cancers.