State officials are urging parents to have their young boys vaccinated for HPV. Doctor Kenneth Soyemi with the Illinois Department of Public Health says HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease passed through skin to skin contact. He says parents can help ensure their child's body can ward the virus off by getting them vaccinated.

Soyemi says both boys and girls should take steps to avoid getting the virus.  He says boys should be vaccinated between the ages of eleven and 21.

(Metro News)