Human papillomavirus (HPV) is not one virus, but a family of them. (There are more than 100 types.) HPV can be sexually transmitted, and it can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV infections are very commonhalf of sexually active people in the U.S. get HPVbut relatively few people have lasting health effects. HPV usually goes away on its own without treatment, although vaccines can protect against the virus.
Human Papillomavirus News
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers more evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful weapon in the fight against cervical cancer. In a study that examined the vaccine’s effectiveness in a large population of Australian women, the University of Queensland researchers claim their finding [...]
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with recurrent mouth and throat cancers are more likely to survive if the tumors are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not smoking, according to new research. “Until this study, we thought that once these cancers came back, patients did equally poorly regardless of whether their disease [...]
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Just a few years after its introduction, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reduced the risk of precancerous cervical lesions among young women in Denmark, a new study finds. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, infections with HPV “cause virtually all cervical cancers.” Two HPV vaccines, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Girls given two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine instead of the recommended three doses appear to have some protection against genital warts, Swedish researchers report. Whether two doses is enough to protect against cervical cancer, however, isn’t known and experts remain wary of partial [...]
Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President’s Cancer Panel reported Monday. One in four adults in the United States is infected with at least one type of HPV.