Human Papillomavirus

Educational Intervention Improves HPV Vaccination

Educational Intervention Improves HPV Vaccination

Educational interventions delivered in a clinical setting may improve vaccination behaviors.

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

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Parents of racial or ethnic minority adolescents were more likely to inaccurately report HPV vaccination initiation.

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

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Following diagnosis, 66.2% of women with the disease survive 5 or more years.1 HPV causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.

USPSTF Revisits Whether Annual Cervical Cancer Screening is Necessary

USPSTF Revisits Whether Annual Cervical Cancer Screening is Necessary

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends cervical cancer screening with cervical cytology alone every 3 years or screening with high-risk human papillomavirus testing alone every 5 years.

More Teens Starting HPV Vaccine, Says CDC

More Teens Starting HPV Vaccine, Says CDC

While more teenagers are now starting the HPV vaccination dose cycle, many still aren't completing the full series.

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Anal Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of HPV-Linked Cancers

Men have higher standardized incidence ratio than women for second primary malignancy.

Nearly Half of Americans Younger Than 60 Years Old Infected with HPV

Nearly Half of Americans Younger Than 60 Years Old Infected with HPV

But the vaccine should turn the tide against the virus, researcher says.

AAP Suggests Adolescent Vaccination Rates Need Improvement

AAP Suggests Adolescent Vaccination Rates Need Improvement

HPV and influenza immunization rates remain well below goals, says AAP.

Male Genital HPV Prevalence Rates High in United States

Male Genital HPV Prevalence Rates High in United States

Although the HPV vaccine is recommended, too few are getting it, researchers say.

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

Researchers have found that positive messages prevail on Twitter about HPV vaccines.

Positive HPV DNA Detection in FNA Sufficient for Cancer Diagnosis

Positive HPV DNA Detection in FNA Sufficient for Cancer Diagnosis

The presence of HPV16 DNA is a strong indicator of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

More Adolescents Get HPV Vaccine with Provider Announcement Training

More Adolescents Get HPV Vaccine with Provider Announcement Training

Training providers in announcements can increase HPV vaccination coverage for adolescents.

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

This global study supports the revised regimen for those aged 15 years and younger.

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

This study suggests that there may be a 'spillover' effect when children get other mandated immunizations.

New Guidelines Suggest Two HPV Vaccine Doses Needed for Children 14 and Younger

New Guidelines Suggest Two HPV Vaccine Doses Needed for Children 14 and Younger

In addition, the CDC's revised guidelines still recommend 3 doses for patients aged 15- to 26 years.

Cervical CA Screening Needed Less Frequently in Women with HPV Vaccines

Cervical CA Screening Needed Less Frequently in Women with HPV Vaccines

Less cervical cancer screenings in women with the HPV vaccine could reduce the risk of false-positives and may help save money.

HPV Vaccine Proves to be More Effective Against Cervical Cancer Than Previously Thought

HPV Vaccine Proves to be More Effective Against Cervical Cancer Than Previously Thought

This study suggests that the HPV vaccine provides protection against cervical cancer even when only 1 or 2 of the recommended doses are given.

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

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 CDCs 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this weeks Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington University in St. Louis.

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