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 Denise MannHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to being vaccinated and protected against the human papillomavirus (HPV), too many U.S. adolescents are missing out, a new review finds. Cost and parental concerns about the link to sexual activity may be why relatively low numbers of girls and boys are getting [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Young women living in the South have much lower rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) than women in other parts of the United States, a new study reveals. The findings are especially alarming because rates of cervical cancer — which is caused almost exclusively by HPV — are [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine is currently recommended as a three-dose series, but doctors have found it difficult to finish out the series for [...]
SATURDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer. In a Pap test, cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope for abnormalities that can lead to cervical [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Black women may get less protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new study suggests. The currently available vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t target the types of HPV infection found most often in black women, the study [...]