This factsheet discusses HPV and related cancers, use of the HPV vaccines for both females and males, and insurance coverage and access to the vaccines. Cervical cancer is usually treatable, especially when detected early through routine screening with Pap tests. In recent years, some professional associations and committees have recommended screening certain populations of women with a test for high-risk HPV DNA, but this recommendation continues to be debated.HPV vaccines are unique in their ability to prevent cancer. There are, however, still a number of financing, public acceptance, and delivery system challenges that must be addressed to enable widespread uptake of this important advance in cancer prevention.Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained.This is known as "community immunity." The principle of community immunity applies to control of a variety of contagious diseases, including influenza, measles, mumps, rotavirus, and pneumococcal disease.On December 20, 2016, HRSA updated the HRSA-supported Women's Preventive Services Guidelines. Non-grandfathered plans and coverage (generally, plans or policies created or sold after March 23, 2010, or older plans or policies that have been changed in certain ways since that date) are required to provide coverage without cost sharing consistent with these guidelines beginning with the first plan year (in the individual market policy year) that begins on or after December 20, 2017.Before that time, non-grandfathered plans are generally required to provide coverage without cost sharing consistent with the 2011 guidelines.In addition, he ordered that Medicaid offer Gardasil to women ages 19 to 21.
Preventive services that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits must be covered and plans can no longer charge a patient a copayment, coinsurance or deductible for these services when they are delivered by a network provider.
denotes glossary term in text Immunity: Protection against a disease.
There are two types of immunity, passive and active.
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