Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus with ≥6 known genotypes, and >50 subtypes. Genotype 1 is the most common worldwide. HCV infection is prevalent, with an estimated 130 million to 175 million patients chronically infected worldwide; the disease affects approximately 4 million people in the United States.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a nonenveloped, circular, double-stranded DNA virus that infects the basal cells of epithelial mucosa. There are >100 HPV genotypes, with approximately 40 genotypes linked to genital HPV infection.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a pneumococcal bacteria responsible for serious infections, including bacteremia and meningitis. S pneumoniae is also the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, especially community-acquired pneumonia. These infections usually require immediate treatment, and can sometimes lead to hospitalization.
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Many people are not aware of the vaccines they have received in their lifetime, and/or of the vaccines that are recommended. Vaccines are the best protection available against a number of serious diseases. The following tips are ways to update and upkeep your immunization records.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is among the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that most sexually active men and women will contract HPV at some point in their lives.

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