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View in Spanish: Vacuna para el papilomavirus humano16/18 L1 partícula semejante al virus/AS04

Human papillomavirus 16/18 L1 virus-like particle/AS04 vaccine (HYOO-mun PA-pih-LOH-muh-VY-rus … VY-rus-like PAR-tih-kul … vak
A vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV) types 16 and 18. It is also used to prevent lesions that are caused by these viruses and that can lead to cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. Human papillomavirus 16/18 L1 virus-like particle/AS04 vaccine is used in females aged 10-25 years. It is also being studied in the treatment of other medical conditions. It is a type of bivalent vaccine. Also called Cervarix, GSK-580299, and HPV 16/18 L1 VLP/AS04 VAC.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.