Nightly News   |  June 19, 2013

HPV infections drop 56 percent among teenage girls

Since the HPV vaccine came out in 2006, fewer girls have been diagnosed with the virus that has infected about 79 million Americans. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a new report says that the hpv virus has dropped by more than half now in teenage girls since the vaccine came online in '06. this decrease was 56%, the head of the cdc says it shows the vaccine is very effective, about 79 million americans are invekted with hpv, which can cause cancer in both men and women.