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HPV vaccination linked to lower risk of precancerous condition

Vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) reduces the risk of a condition that often leads to cervical cancer, according to an analysis of Danish health registry data. The study, which is published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, followed two groups of women: those born in 1993 who were offered free HPV-vaccination at the […]

Personal Health

An Alarming Number of Adults Aren't Aware HPV Can Cause Cancer

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. According to the Center for Disease Control, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. Yet recently-published research out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that more than 70% of adults living in […]

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HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — Although progress has been made in increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, coverage is still too low to achieve full cancer prevention potential, according to a report from the President’s Cancer Panel published Nov. 1. Barbara K. Rimer, Dr.P.H., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues describe […]

Kids Health

A culturally tailored intervention increased HPV vaccination of Asian-American adolescents

A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake, according to results of a pilot study presented at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held […]

Health Problems

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

An international research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, concludes that a person with any HPV type, more than one HPV […]

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Everything You Need to Know About HPV & the Vaccine

Thanks to the Pap test, cervical cancer is no longer one of the leading causes of death in American women. But it still affects approximately 13,240 people per year — 4,170 of whom will die from the illness. That’s where the HPV vaccine comes in, because it’s currently our most powerful tool in the fight […]