HPV 16/18 L1 VLP/AS04 VAC

Definition / meaning of HPV 16/18 L1 VLP/AS04 VAC

A vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV) types 16 and 18. It is also used to prevent lesions that are caused by these viruses and that can lead to cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. HPV 16/18 L1 VLP/AS04 VAC is used in females aged 10-25 years. It is also being studied in the treatment of other medical conditions. It is a type of bivalent vaccine. Also called Cervarix, GSK-580299, and human papillomavirus 16/18 L1 virus-like particle/AS04 vaccine.

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