Human Papillomavirus (HPV) News

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7/9/2012
HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study

Findings suggest 'herd immunity' taking hold against leading cause of cervical cancer

4/16/2012
HIV Raises Anal Cancer Risk in Women, Study Says

Findings indicate gay men aren't only ones who need screening

4/4/2012
HPV-Related Head, Neck Cancers on the Rise

However, incidence decreased for younger blacks, analysis finds

4/3/2012
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/28/2012
HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions

Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

3/23/2012
Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows

But the HPV infection that precedes anal cancer is common in gay, bisexual men, analysis indicates

3/14/2012
Most Women Need Pap Test Only Every 3 Years: U.S. Panel

Decreased frequency saves as many lives as annual screenings with half the number of biopsies

3/2/2012
Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study

Screening is important even after HPV vaccine, experts say

2/1/2012
Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

1/26/2012
Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders

No risk seen among nearly 190,000 Gardasil recipients in company-funded review

1/26/2012
Oral HPV Infection Strikes Men More Than Women: Study

Sex, smoking associated with raised risk of transmission, researchers report

1/25/2012
Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

12/15/2011
HPV Test Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier Than Pap Smear: Study

Viral screen better at catching precancerous lesions in women over 30, Dutch researchers found

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

11/3/2011
Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

10/25/2011
U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys

The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

10/19/2011
U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

They say HPV blood test should supplant Pap smear in some cases, while task force says merits of newer test still unclear

10/3/2011
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds

Oral sex may be means of tumor-causing virus transmission in many cases, experts say

9/23/2011
CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV

Immunizing half the population isn't forceful enough against widespread virus, expert says

9/23/2011
Stress the 'Human' in HPV, One Man Suggests

Health advocate offers reminder that virus affects men and women equally

9/8/2011
Two Doses of HPV Vaccine May Work as Well as Three

U.S. government researchers find fewer shots offer just as much protection against cervical cancer.

9/6/2011
More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines

But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/23/2011
HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear

Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

8/18/2011
Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study

Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

6/17/2011
HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'

Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

5/19/2011
Many Women Can Have Cervical Cancer Test Every 3 Years: Study

Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

5/17/2011
Foreskin May Be Reservoir for HPV

Study authors say this supports vaccinating boys against the virus, but experts disagree