HIV & Oral Health Webinar Series Part 7: HPV, Sex, and Cancer

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This presentation provided an overview of current information regarding HPV, including the importance of vaccination and prevention of oropharyngeal cancer. It also discussed the potential role of dentists as vaccinators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the role played by HPV in cancer
  2. Review the epidemiology of head and neck HPV infection, and its risk factors including HIV-related factors
  3. Review the guidelines on HPV vaccination and early evidence for its effectiveness in the "real world"


Herve Y Sroussi, DMD, PhD
Director for Research, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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