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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • 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
  • Many Physicians Communicate with Parents in Ways That May Discourage HPV Vaccination
    In a national sample, many pediatricians and primary care physicians reported communicating about HPV vaccination with parents in ways that likely discourage them from getting their children vaccinated, according to Melissa B. Gilkey, PhD, assistant professor of ...More
    October 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Outreach Increases Completion of HPV Vaccination Series by Adolescent Girls
    A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer ...More
    October 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researcher Develops Rapid Oral HPV Test
    A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is working to fight a growing type of head and neck cancer by partnering to develop a rapid oral test for HPV, a virus linked to cancer. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, PhD, DDS, a UNC Lineberger member and a professor in ...More
    October 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDC’s 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published recently in Morbidity and ...More
    August 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Few States Require HPV Vaccine
    An examination of state vaccination requirements for adolescents finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is currently required in only two states, many fewer than another vaccine associated with sexual transmission (hepatitis B) and another primarily recommended ...More
    July 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series
    Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ...More
    June 29, 2015 Posted in News
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