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Healthy Living: New HPV Vaccine

Once someone is infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, there’s been absolutely nothing that cleared the infection until now.

Researchers say they’ve had success in phase two trials of a new vaccine that helps the body rid itself of the virus.

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

Dr. Harper says it’s important to note that the vaccine researchers are testing is different from Gardasil, the vaccine given to preteens to prevent HPV.

The vaccine that is being tested clears tissue that already has HPV.

Additional trials are needed before this new vaccine could be considered by the FDA for approval.