HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with more than one hundred strains. Approximately 3 out of 4 sexually active Canadians will be infected with HPV at some time in their life. The infection rate peaks at adolescence, often with little or no detection. HPV is also associated with cervical cancer and genital warts. However, individuals can protect themselves against certain strains of HPV through immunization.
Canadian Paediatric Society. Caring for Kids. Immunization. http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/immunization-index (external link)