KUHF-FM (NPR) Freq. 88.7 (Internet / Radio) 05/23/06 http://kuhf.convio.net/site/News2?JServSessionIdr002=gl5unatf81.app13a&page=NewsArticle&id=16533&news_iv_ctrl=1521 Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the human pappilomavirus. It's estimated by the Centers for Disease Control that at least half of sexually active people in the U.S. contract HPV at some point in their lives. Most HPV infections don't involve symptoms and clear up without treatment. But some strains of HPV are the leading cause of cervical cancer. The FDA is expected to approve an HPV vaccine as early as this week. Dr. John Schiller, with the National Cancer Institute, is one of the inventors of the vaccine. Schiller and the National Network for Immunization Information based at UTMB Galveston are hoping to get widespread acceptance of the vaccine.