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FAQ

Is HPV an STD?

Page last updated 28 April 2020

HPV is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (STD), due to the way in which it is transmitted (usually during sexual intercourse). 

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook – Rubella. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/rubella (accessed 19 March 2020).
  2. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Rubella complications. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/rubella/about/complications.html (accessed 19 March 2020).
  3. World Health Organization. Measles factsheet. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/measles (accessed 19 March 2020).

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