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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 06/02/2006
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Antibodies Prevent Infection

After the vaccination, the person's immune cells are prepared to fight off future infection by high-risk HPV viruses targeted by the vaccine. If an exposure occurs, the vaccinated person's antibodies against the L1 protein coat the virus and prevent it from releasing its genetic material.

Antibodies Prevent Infection