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HPV Vaccine


Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. HPV infections are the second leading cause of death among women around the world. Thankfully, the HPV vaccine can protect young women against the risk of cervical cancer.

After her second pilgrimage to Kenya with Tree of Lives in 2013, pediatrician Laurie Talty initiated an HPV vaccination program for HIV+ girls who are patients at the Holy Family Center at Nazareth Hospital.

The program has now extended beyond Nazareth into Mutomo, serving young HIV+ patients there, in hopes of protecting yet more young women from cervical cancer as a result of the HPV virus. If you would like to help Tree of Lives sustain the HPV vaccine program, you may make a donation here.