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10 myths about HPV

updated: 6 months ago

Trends of two HPV-associated cancers in Massachusetts: cervical and oropharyngeal cancer.

The rising incidence rate of oropharyngeal cancer in men and the decreasing, but relatively high, incidence rate of cervical cancer in women highlight the need for further screening and prevention by HPV vaccination in Massachusetts.

updated: 6 months ago

Prevalence of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection

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.

updated: 3 years ago

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date

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.

updated: 5 years ago

College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat

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.

updated: 5 years ago

HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Riskier Sex

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.

updated: 5 years ago

BUSM study highlights strategies to promote HPV vaccinations

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?

updated: 5 years ago

Scientists Develop New Way to Treat HPV-Related Cancer

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

updated: 5 years ago

HPV infection found to increase risk of lung cancer

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.

updated: 5 years ago

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes

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.

updated: 5 years ago

Cervical HPV Urine Test Demonstrates Accuracy

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), according to research published in The BMJ.

updated: 5 years ago

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

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.

updated: 5 years ago

HPV Piece by Paul Offit: Let's Not Talk About Sex

From the article:
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.

updated: 6 years ago