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    About the HPV Vaccine

    Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a group of more than 150 related viruses, forty of which that can infect the genital areas of male and female humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the very common virus currently infects nearly 80 million individuals, or one in four, in the United States. […] More

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    Reduced Risk of Cervical Lesions Associated with HPV Vaccination

    Initial studies of the HPV vaccine have indicated that the vaccine is highly effective against HPV16/18-associated cervical cancer. Now use of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine has reduced the risk of cervical lesions among girls and women in Denmark after only six years, says a new study published the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The […] More

  • Abnormal Pap Test

    High Risk of Poor Pap Tests for Female-to-Male Transgender Patients

    Despite the importance of Pap tests for cervical health, female-to-male transgender patients are much more likely to have inadequate cell samples taken during screening than female patients, says a new study published the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Until the introduction of screenings such as the Pap test, or Pap smear, cervical cancer was the […] More