HPV vaccination programme hailed a success
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HPV vaccinations could lead to 90% drop in cervical cancer

An immunisation programme designed to reduce instances of a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection in Scotland has been hailed a success.

New research by Health Protection Scotland has found that reported cases of the human papillomavirus (HPV) have fallen 90% since an the campaign began in 2008.

The virus is thought to account for about 80% of cervical cancers.

Researchers hope it will lead to a significant drop in future cervical cancer cases.