HPV Information Center Archive

News HPV education key in college populations

HPV education key in college populations

College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission

News Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.

News ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.

News HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.

Feature Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer

Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.

Healthday Male adolescents not receiving HPV vaccine with other inoculations

Male adolescents not receiving HPV vaccine with other inoculations

A variety of factors have led to low rates of teenage boys being vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV), said a report published in Pediatrics.

Feature Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females

Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females 


The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 to 12 years old.

News One and two doses of HPV-16/18 vaccine as effective as three

One and two doses of HPV-16/18 vaccine as effective as three

The Cervarix vaccine may be as effective in one or two doses as it is with three.

Healthday Many college students unaware of human papillomavirus risks

Many college students unaware of human papillomavirus risks

In survey, more than half didn't get vaccinated; many were unaware of risk

News Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

While not statistically significant, participants who noted they had received the HPV vaccine also reported that they used condoms without fail at every sexual encounter.

Healthday Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine cost-effective oropharyngeal cancer prevention

Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine cost-effective oropharyngeal cancer prevention

The potential costs and effectiveness of HPV4 vaccination versus no vaccination were compared in a theoretical cohort based on a cohort of 192,940 boys aged 12 years.

Curated CDC updates vaccine recommendations, approves 9-valent HPV vaccine

CDC updates vaccine recommendations, approves 9-valent HPV vaccine

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to vote on updates to several vaccine recommendations, including for HPV.

Healthday Only half of U.S. girls receive timely HPV vaccine

Only half of U.S. girls receive timely HPV vaccine

Almost half of American girls receive the HPV vaccine after the recommended age.

News Clinician education needed to improve HPV4 vaccine rate for young male adolescents in primary care

Clinician education needed to improve HPV4 vaccine rate for young male adolescents in primary care

In a survey conducted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 33% of clinicians routinely recommend the HPV4 vaccine to 11- and 12-year-old males.

Healthday High-risk HPV testing guidance released

High-risk HPV testing guidance released

The cobas HPV test detects DNA from 14 types of HPV and included types 16 and 18, which cause 70% of cervical cancers.

Healthday HPV vaccine not associated with increased multiple sclerosis risk

HPV vaccine not associated with increased multiple sclerosis risk

In primary and secondary analyses, vaccination was not associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases.

Healthday Oral-oral, oral-genital HPV transmission routes identified

Oral-oral, oral-genital HPV transmission routes identified

Having female sex partner with HPV puts men at greater risk for contracting HPV type responsible for throat cancers.

News Nine-valent HPV vaccine promising in preventing cervical cancer

Nine-valent HPV vaccine promising in preventing cervical cancer

One third of women aged 15 to 26 years with precancerous cervical lesions were infected with more than one type of HPV.

News HPV knowledge doesn't predict vaccine compliance

HPV knowledge doesn't predict vaccine compliance

After surveying low-income communities, researchers found that human papillomavirus knowledge did not sway vaccination compliance.

News HPV vaccine safe for teens, provides long-term benefits

HPV vaccine safe for teens, provides long-term benefits

Vaccination-induced anti-HPV response persists through 96 months for all HPV vaccine types.

News PCPs aren't recommending the HPV vaccine enough

PCPs aren't recommending the HPV vaccine enough

1/3 of parents of girls reported that their child's clinician had failed to recommended the HPV vaccination during office visits.

News PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

As human papilloma virus-associated oropharyngeal cancers become more prevalent, clinicians should discuss risks with patients.

Healthday FDA approves cervical cancer DNA test

FDA approves cervical cancer DNA test

Test specifically identifies HPV types 16 and 18, as well as detecting 12 other types of high-risk HPVs.

News FDA panel recommends HPV test as replacement for Pap

FDA panel recommends HPV test as replacement for Pap

New HPV test could be used before or instead of Pap test for cervical cancer screening.

News Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

Make sure parents understand utility of the HPV vaccine for preventing cancer, not just sexually transmitted diseases.

News Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

Efforts to improve HPV vaccine uptake in boys should focus on parent education, link between virus and cancer.

News HPV tied to more oropharyngeal cancers

HPV tied to more oropharyngeal cancers

Cancers of the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate and the pharynx have increased 60% in those younger than age 45 years since the 1970s.

News Incomplete HPV vax series still cuts wart risk

Incomplete HPV vax series still cuts wart risk

Two doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine, rather than the recommended three, still protective.

News Finances, fear top barriers to teen HPV vaccination

Finances, fear top barriers to teen HPV vaccination

Strategies to improve HPV vaccine uptake and completion should consider parental attitudes and concerns.

News Provider characteristics influence HPV testing

Provider characteristics influence HPV testing

Female clinicians twice as likely to order HPV testing for any cytology results in low-risk women.

News Single HPV vaccine dose may protect adequately

Single HPV vaccine dose may protect adequately

One dose of HPV vaccine induces long-term antibodies.

News Race may play role in HPV vaccine effectiveness

Race may play role in HPV vaccine effectiveness

Black women are more likely to have high-risk HPV genotypes that are not included in available vaccines.

Feature HPV recurrence risk in monogamous relationships

HPV recurrence risk in monogamous relationships

What is the likelihood of HPV-caused cervical cancer recurrence after loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

News Unnecessary Pap, HPV tests still common

Unnecessary Pap, HPV tests still common

Despite decreases in Pap testing, rates remain high, and HPV testing practices have not changed since the ACOG recommend against the practice.

News Teens close to meeting vaccination goals

Teens close to meeting vaccination goals

Rates for Tdap and meningococcal vaccines have increased, but the number of girls receiving the complete HPV vaccine series has stalled.

News Poor oral health raises HPV risk

Poor oral health raises HPV risk

Promoting oral health and hygiene important in public health interventions to prevent HPV-related oral cancers.

News Clinicians often stray from cervical cancer prevention guidelines

Clinicians often stray from cervical cancer prevention guidelines

HPV vaccination is widely offered but underused, and many continue annual Paps.

News Drop in HPV rates attributable to vaccine

Drop in HPV rates attributable to vaccine

Prevalence of vaccine-type HPV decreased 56 percent in females aged 14-19 from 2003-2006 to 2007-2010.

News Vinegar test may reduce cervical cancer mortality

Vinegar test may reduce cervical cancer mortality

Simple vinegar-based visual inspection screenings by primary paramedical health workers reduced cervical cancer mortality by 31% over 15 years.

News Pap screening highly utilized among uninsured and underinsured women

Pap screening highly utilized among uninsured and underinsured women

More efforts focused on educating impoverished populations about HPV are needed.

News Education, fear barriers to HPV vaccination in boys

Education, fear barriers to HPV vaccination in boys

Improving parents' general knowledge of the human papillomavirus and vaccine benefits can help improve uptake.

News Declines in genital wart incidence tied to HPV vaccine

Declines in genital wart incidence tied to HPV vaccine

Genital wart prevalence declined more than 90% among adolescent and teen girls in the four to five years after the HPV vaccine became available in Australia.

News Safety fears deter HPV vaccination

Safety fears deter HPV vaccination

More than 40% of parents surveyed in 2010 reported they did not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with the HPV vaccine.

News Fewer than one-third of U.S.girls vaccinated against HPV

Fewer than one-third of U.S.girls vaccinated against HPV

Despite reductions in overall cancer mortality, the burden of some HPV-associated cancers continues to rise.

News Sexual activity no different in girls vaccinated against HPV

Sexual activity no different in girls vaccinated against HPV

Pregnancy rates, testing for or diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections, or receipt of contraceptive counseling did not differ among adolescent girls who received HPV vaccine at age 11 to 12 and those who did not.

Feature Sudden neurologic symptom onset 
in an adolescent

Sudden neurologic symptom onset 
in an adolescent

Dizziness, photophobia, nausea and 
an unsteady gait develop following a 
routine annual check up.

News HPV DNA test most effective for long-term cancer detection

HPV DNA test most effective for long-term cancer detection

HPV DNA testing at baseline predicted progression to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 at 18-year follow-up more accurately than Pap smear.

News CDC: More than 30,000 HPV-associated cancers diagnosed annually

CDC: More than 30,000 HPV-associated cancers diagnosed annually

Additional surveillance and methodology are needed to assess the impact of HPV vaccines on disease incidence going forward.

Blog Post

Be an advocate for vaccinating boys against HPV

Encouraging patients of both sexes to receive the HPV vaccine will help achieve higher herd immunity rates and offer greater protection.

News Updated 2012 childhood vaccination schedules released

Updated 2012 childhood vaccination schedules released

Three childhood vaccine schedules and accompanying footnotes offer new clarifications and guidance.

News U.S. oral HPV prevalence near 7%

U.S. oral HPV prevalence near 7%

Higher prevalence of oral HPV in men than women, and peaks at ages 30 to 34 years and 60 to 64 years correlate with trends in oropharyngeal squamous-cell carcinoma incidence.

News CDC outlines HPV and hep B vaccine recommendations

CDC outlines HPV and hep B vaccine recommendations

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued HPV and hepatitis B vaccine recommendations based on efficacy and safety data in specific patient populations.

News

Doubts on HPV shots in men

Increasing HPV vaccine uptake among preadolescent girls is more effective in reducing HPV infection than including boys in existing vaccination programs would be, researchers from the Netherlands say.

News HPV DNA testing leads to early cervical cancer detection

HPV DNA testing leads to early cervical cancer detection

DNA testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) picks up precancerous lesions earlier and prevents more cervical cancer than standard cytology screening alone.

News

Task force recommends Pap testing every three years

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says screening too frequently for cervical cancer may cause unnecessary anxiety, increases in invasive diagnostic procedures and over treatment with procedures that pose potentially more harm than benefit.

Opinion Adolescents need HPV shots early

Adolescents need HPV shots early

Common reasons that parents give when declining human papillomavirus vaccine for their children are, "My teen is not sexually active," or "Maybe we'll wait until he/she is a bit older." This thinking negates the vaccine's preventive purpose.

News

ATHENA: HPV DNA testing bests cytology for cervical cancer

DNA-based testing for HPV-16 and HPV-18 detects cervical cancer better than liquid-based cytology, data from the ATHENA trial indicate.

Feature

Differentiating between types of intertriginious warts

Which type of human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with nonmucosal, condyloma acuminatum-appearing warts found under the pannus in intertriginous areas?

News

Patient education key to improving HPV vaccination rates

Clinician-patient education programs can help dispel human papillomavirus vaccine misconceptions and improve uptake rates, according to a researcher at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.

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