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Human Papillomavirus

Why You Should Pay Attention to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week -- April 10-16

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Some may think another cancer awareness week is like Hallmark's Friendship Day -- nice, but not necessary. National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will take place April 10-16, 2016, and it's more important than ever because there actually is a big lack of awareness.

Wow, Americans Really Aren't Fans Of The Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kylie GumpertJuly 30 (Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the r...

We May Require Fewer HPV Vaccine Doses Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

A major new study has found that a single dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine, Cervarix, is just as effective as the currently recommended three ...

The Oral Cancer Risk You Might Not Know About

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted disease might not be top of mind during a semi-annual dental checkup, but perhaps it should be. Some behavioral risk factors ...

Surprising Find About HPV Vaccines And Sexual Behavior

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Contrary to concerns that getting vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) will lead young ...

NYC Council Speaker Reveals She Has 'High-Risk HPV'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Through a series of tweets Sunday, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed she had been recently diagnosed with "high-risk HPV." ...

Hill Harper: Let's Make HPV Vaccination a Public Health Priority

Hill Harper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Hill Harper

The HPV vaccine has the potential to save lives and prevent millions of avoidable cancers and HPV-related conditions in men and women.

HPV Vaccine Works, Time to Ramp Up Vaccination Efforts

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Today, CDC released some really good news -- the prevalence of types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer in women has dropped about half in girls aged 14-19 since 2006, when the vaccination program started.

A-One, a-Two-hoo, a-HPV!

Zach Stafford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zach Stafford

It seems that many would rather put youth at risk for cancer than face the fact that they may sometimes forego their Tootsie Pops for something a little less sugary. Only time will tell whether we will move toward making HPV vaccines more accessible to young people, including boys.

Michael Douglas' Rep Denies Oral Sex Caused His Throat Cancer

Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Michael Douglas' spokesman Allen Burry has released a statement explaining that the actor was just saying that oral sex can cause cancer, not ...

8 Common Myths About HPV, Busted

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Can you separate fact from fiction?

Breaking It Down: The Human Papillomavirus

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike.

WATCH: The HPV Vaccine And What It Means For Men Who Have Sex With Men

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the controversial Gardasil vaccine which has been shown to protect against some types of the h...

The HPV And Cancer Stats You Can't Afford To Ignore

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The scary truth is that many women don't know they have HPV. You may believe you aren't at risk anymore if you're married or in a monogamous relationship. This simply isn't true.

Not Just One Less: HPV Vaccine for Males

Alexander Spring | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females.

Catherine Pearson

HPV Vaccine May Protect You, Even If You Don't Get The Shot

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

The HPV vaccine doesn't just help prevent infection among women who get the shot. It may also protect those who don't. A new study suggests that "...

Repeat After Me: HPV Is an Anti-Cancer Vaccine

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

Putting politics and personal notions about appropriate sexual behavior aside leaves me with this fact: HPV vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent cancer. How can anyone be against that?

Nikki Haley Has Complicated History On HPV Vaccine Issue

CNN | By Shawna Shepherd | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is ...

Jon Ward

Bachmann's Goof On HPV Won't Shield Perry From Tough Questions In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michele Bachmann may have given Rick Perry some cover from the HPV vaccine issue in the national media, but as the Texas governor arrive...

Jon Ward

Bachmann's Ex-Campaign Manager Calls 'Retardation' Comment A Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ed Rollins, the former campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), strongly criticized the presidential candidate's comments e...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Suffers Lasting Damage On Vaccination Mandate During His Second GOP 2012 Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The frontrunner status is starting to smart. If Rick Perry felt like a piñata during his first debate last week, the second debate on ...

HPV Risk From Oral Sex Is Underestimated

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

There was also this disturbing notion that many teens think of oral sex as a low-risk sexual activity; they have a misguided notion that it has less of a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

HPV Affects Half Of U.S. Men

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jon LaPook

An infection rate of 50 percent for a virus that can cause cancer sounds scary. But knowing a few more facts about HPV helps put the risk in perspective.

Three Children Honor Their Late Mother by Raising Awareness of Anal Cancer and HPV

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Utz

I wanted to share the story of a group of individuals who have taken a great tragedy and turned it into something positive.

Weekly Health Tip: Could You Have HPV?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sneaky invader. Genital HPV, picture...