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HPV Vaccine Can Also Benefit Men and Boys

While, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has benefited women and girls for many years, but recent research shows that it can also help boys and men. In the February 3 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, vaccination with HPV vaccine protects against infection with four types of HPV infection and even the development of […]

Understanding The HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common strain that has infected many people in one way or the other. Most of the HPV strains that infect people are considerably harmless. But there are around a hundred or so strains of the HPV that prove to cause certain harm such as cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Around 30 of these are known to be transmitted sexually. HPV VaccineFor the more harmful strains of the HPV, researchers have been able to develop a certain HPV vaccine called Gard…

HPV and Abnormal Pap Smears

HPV or the human papillomavirus is a common infection that around one in every two sexually active adults may be infected by it. The said virus has around 100 strains with 30 of them being transmitted sexually. While most of the strains are actually benign and harmless to humans, some HPV strains can cause genital warts and, more seriously, cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a disease that is highly treatable if discovered at its early stages. Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical …

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus or HPV is quite a common type of infection especially for women who are sexually active as an adult. Chances are one may have contracted several of the 100 strains of the said virus without knowing it. About 30 strains of HPV are being transmitted sexually. HPV is considered as the number one cause of cervical cancer as well as genital warts. HPV ProtectionThere is a promising new vaccine available that now aims to prevent HPV infections from spreading. It would also mak…

Oral Sex Suspected as Cause of Rising Cases of Throat Cancer

Recent statistics from the Houston M. D. Anderson Cancer Center show that although the rates of head and neck cancer have dropped in recent years, throat cancer rates in the United States have not dropped. In fact, cases of throat cancer could be on the rise.They suggest that the rise in oropharyngeal cancers, or cancer of the tonsil and base of tongue, could be linked to oral sex and the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV).HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and most…

Protection Against HPV

ALL diseases are nasty but they do not come any nastier than human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. It is sexually transmitted and for that reason it is underreported. The shame factor trumps public health policy. HPV is almost certainly one. And it stays that way simply because if it is not the cause of cervical cancer, it another underreported disease. Since there’s a strong correlation between HPV infection and cervical cancer, the two afflictions could be put together for prevention. T…