HPV

CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

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Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.

FDA approves new HPV test

FDA approves new HPV test

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A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

HPV education key in college populations

HPV education key in college populations

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

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

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

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

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

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

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

Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.

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.

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 


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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.

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

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

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

Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

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

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.

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.

Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

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

Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

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

HPV tied to more oropharyngeal cancers

HPV tied to more oropharyngeal cancers

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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.

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