10 myths about HPV
October 8, 2018
Trends of two HPV-associated cancers in Massachusetts: cervical and oropharyngeal cancer.
March 1, 2018
Prevalence of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection
January 27, 2017
Question What are the prevalence of both genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the HPV vaccination rate among adult men in the United States?
Meaning Male HPV vaccination may have a greater effect on HPV transmission and cancer prevention in men and women than previously estimated.
Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date
July 16, 2015
The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the findings from clinical trials, post-licensure studies and data presented at scientific meetings but not yet published, the researchers focused particularly on autoimmune diseases, nervous system disorders, anaphylaxis, blood clots and stroke – but none of them is caused by the vaccine, they found.
College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat
June 8, 2015
Many American college students don't get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and many don't fully understand the threat posed by the virus or their risk for infection, new findings suggest.
HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Riskier Sex
February 17, 2015
Receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescent females. The vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer in women, has had a low uptake, partly because of concerns about how it will affect adolescent sexual activity.
BUSM study highlights strategies to promote HPV vaccinations
December 2, 2014
About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus, a commonly overlooked sexually transmitted infection, with an estimated 14 million more infected each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inevitably, these numbers beg the clinical question: How can HPV be prevented?
Scientists Develop New Way to Treat HPV-Related Cancer
November 25, 2014
A drug called cidofovir that’s already used to target viruses could also be used as part of a novel way to treat cervical cancer
HPV infection found to increase risk of lung cancer
October 21, 2014
According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Virology, researchers have found that there is a strong association between lung tissue with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly HPV subtypes 16 and 18, and lung cancer.
Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes
October 15, 2014
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, have found that cigarette smokers are more likely to be positive for human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 compared with non-smokers.
Cervical HPV Urine Test Demonstrates Accuracy
September 29, 2014
A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), according to research published in The BMJ.
Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic
September 25, 2014
Narrated by Vanessa Williams. The Human Papilloma Virus HPV may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about. 80 percent of all people under 50 years of age will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives and most will not even realize they have it. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV and it is the 2nd leading cancer in women. Worldwide, cervical cancer kills over 250,000 women every year. Meet five unforgettable women whose lives have been changed forever and even interrupted by this deadly virus.
HPV Piece by Paul Offit: Let's Not Talk About Sex
August 21, 2014
In a typical year in the United States about 150 people die from meningococcus, four from tetanus, none from diphtheria, 20 from pertussis, and roughly 4,000 from cancers caused by HPV. People are more than 20 times more likely to die from HPV than from the other four diseases combined.