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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • UA Researcher Explores Males' Attitudes Toward HPV
    Maggie Pitts took great interest in the human papillomavirus vaccine after Virginia became the first state in the country to mandate its use among girls in the sixth grade. Pitts, who was living and working in Virginia when the mandate went into effect in 2008, investigates ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) ...More
    October 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ancient Hominid Sex Influenced Spread of STIs
    With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them----up to 5 percent of the human genome--- it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious hominid 'hanky panky' going on, but with it, a potential downside: the spread of ...More
    October 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Probe HPV's Manipulation of Immune System
    Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a ...More
    October 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Majority of Parents Support HPV Vaccination Requirements for School, but With Opt-Outs
    Requiring students to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, to enter school could prevent many cancers linked to the virus, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that many parents only support such requirements with opt-out ...More
    August 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccine Can Protect Women Across a Broad Age Range
    A research paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reported that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and efficacious across a wide age range of women. The international study found that it protects against HPV infection in women older than 26 years. ...More
    July 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mismatched Expectations Most Common Reason for Patients Not Completing HPV Vaccine Series
    Conflicting expectations between parents and medical providers about who is responsible for scheduling follow-up appointments is resulting in a failure of young girls completing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series, according to a new study led by Boston ...More
    March 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccine Uptake is Highest Among Girls in High Poverty and Hispanic Communities
    Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communities were more likely to have received at least one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those living in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial and ethnic ...More
    January 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccine is Recommended for Boys
    Girls aren’t the only ones affected by human papillomavirus (HPV), as it is common in both males and females. Every year, more than 9,000 males are affected by cancers caused by HPV infections that don’t go away. HPV can cause cancers of the anus, mouth/throat ...More
    December 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear HPV Infections Faster
    Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequently occurring cancer in women. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is present in 99 percent of cervical cancers and is considered to be their cause. While most HPV infections will clear naturally within a few years, there has been no ...More
    October 30, 2015 Posted in News
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