“I recommend the condom in stable couples because the papilloma could be acquired when young and appear at 40”


Xavier Bosch He is one of the leading experts in Spain on human papillomavirus (HPV), a pathogen that can go unnoticed but is widespread: it affects 30% of the young population. His work, mainly at the Institut Català d’Oncologia and at IDIBELL, has contributed to identifying the role of the virus as the cause of, among others, cervical cancer, which was the starting point for the development of the vaccines. which is expected to eradicate the disease in the future. On the occasion of Human Papillomavirus Day, he explains what the progress and pending challenges are.

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