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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 4: "Communicable disease" defined

      Section: 26:4-95.3: Findings, declarations relative to HPV.

1. The Legislature finds and declares that:

a. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and can be transmitted without intercourse;

b. Although most HPV infections are benign and many strains clear on their own, certain strains have serious consequences, including cervical cancer and genital warts;

c. HPV has been detected in over 90\% of cervical cancer cases, and the American Cancer Society estimates that over 9,700 new cases of HPV-related cervical cancer will occur in the United States this year; and

d. It is appropriate to take measures through education to significantly reduce medical problems and deaths attributable to HPV.

L.2007, c.134, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

Older versions of 26:4-95.3 (if available):

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