Let s say that you have gotten your first two HPV shots, but don t get your third, perhaps because you are stuck in Scotland waiting for the next appearance of the Loch Ness Monster. Or too busy wiping the BPA off your cash register receipts in order to prolong your life (these two are equally likely).
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of cervical cancer in women and genital warts in both sexes. Fortunately, these ills can now be prevented by a series of vaccinations that are typically given before a boy or girl becomes sexually active.
Two pieces of good news regarding protecting from, and detecting early, cervical cancer caused by HPV: one dose of vaccine may work as well as the recommended three; and screening cervical cells for HPV may be more predictive of dangerous infection than the Pap smear.
Health officials have suspected that poor oral hygiene may be related to the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the mouth and throat.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease, and also the cause of cervical cancer. While vaccination has proven to be an extremely effective
According to a survey published this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, less than one third of obstetrician-gynecologists give eligible patients the HPV vaccine and only half adhere to the guidelines published in 2009. These guidelines recommend vaccinating women ages 11 26 years, a recommendation that has been in effect since 2006. In 2009, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) added additional guidelines recommending biannual Pap tests for women between the ages of 21 and 29.