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
One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends.
FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — 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. In women, some types of HPV — the most common sexually transmitted disease — can lead to cancers of [...]
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who got the vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. That’s the finding of a new study that included more than 6,000 patients who, along with their doctors, received [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study. However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study authors said. And while giving the vaccine to boys would further reduce the burden of [...]
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven’t already been exposed to the human papillomavirus. “HPV is a local infection that can separately infect the cervical, anal, or oral sites, where it [...]