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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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    Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Increased STIs

    Despite fears from certain groups, the HPV vaccine does not promote risky sexual disinhibition. A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine concludes that that HPV vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that affects the skin and the moist membranes of the […] More

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    FDA Approves Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine

    Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The new HPV vaccine provides protection against five more strains than the previous Gardasil. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that affects the skin and the […] More

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    Kids in Michigan Start HPV Vaccine But Never Finish Series

    The 2014 national immunization study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that many teen girls in Michigan receive the first dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but never return to complete the three-shot series. The study found that two-thirds of girls between 13 and 17 receive the first dose of the vaccine in […] 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

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    Fewer Doses of HPV Vaccine Still Protect Against Genital Warts

    Two vaccines for the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) exist: Cervarix and Gardasil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends that the vaccine be given as a series of three shots over six months. Although the main goal of the HPV vaccine is to prevent cervical cancer, the vaccine also prevents other health […] More

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    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

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    CDC Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on Tuesday to recommend the HPV vaccine for boys and young men. The decision was nearly unanimous with eleven members voting yes and one member abstaining. According to the committee, boys can receive the vaccine as early as 9-years-old. The committee members also […] More