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  1. Few Teens Finish HPV Shot Series

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Just one-third of teenage girls actually complete all three required doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shot, suggesting that many teens are unprotected or underprotected from the strains of HPV linked to cervical cancer. These findings will be presented at the American Associat

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  2. Gardasil HPV Vaccine Stopping Genital Warts

    Nov. 8, 2010 – Australia's campaign to vaccinate girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut genital warts cases by about 60% in young women -- and by almost 30% in heterosexual men. The HPV vaccine used in Australia is Gardasil, developed by CSL Biotherapeutics in Australia

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  3. HPV Viruses Linked to Skin Cancer

    July 8, 2010 -- The HPV viruses that cause non-genital warts may increase the risk of getting common skin cancers, especially in people on long-term steroid medications. The finding comes from a study comparing 1,561 people with the most common kinds of skin cancer -- squamous cell and basal cell ca

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  4. Is HPV Running Rampant?

    Jan. 14, 2010 -- Cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads readily and quickly among partners in new sexual relationships, new research indicates. Scientists at McGill University, reporting in the journal Epidemiology, say they detected the virus in 64% of couples who reported engaging in va

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  5. Experimental Vaccine Targets Genital Cancer

    Nov. 4, 2009 -- An experimental human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine shows early promise for preventing genital cancer in high-risk women who are already infected with the virus. Infected women with precancerous lesions caused by HPV showed regression of the lesions after being given the experimental

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  6. FDA OKs New HPV Vaccine Cervarix

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The FDA today approved the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix for use in girls and young women ages 10-25 to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervarix targets two HPV strains, HPV 16 and HPV 18, which are leading causes of cervical cancer. Cervarix is approved to help prevent

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  7. HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK'd for Boys

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The FDA has approved the vaccine Gardasil to help prevent genital warts in boys and young men. Gardasil is now approved for males ages 9 to 26 for the prevention of genital warts caused by two human papillomavirus (HPV) strains: HPV 6 and HPV 11.Those are two of the four HPV strains

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  8. 2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine

    Oct. 16, 2009 (Baltimore) -- Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women. Both the timing of the symptoms and autopsy results “suggest a link between” the Gardasil vaccine and the fatal cases of am

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  9. HPV Vaccine Cuts Cases of Genital Warts

    Oct. 15, 2009 -- Use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to rapid declines in cases of genital warts in Australia, a study shows. Gardasil, the vaccine used in the Australian study, targets four HPV types. HPV types 6 and 11 are associated with genital warts; types 16 and 18 are associated

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  10. FDA Panel OKs HPV Vaccine Gardasil for Boys

    Sept. 9, 2009 -- An FDA advisory committee voted to recommend approval of the vaccine Gardasil for males ages 9 to 26 to prevent genital warts. Gardasil targets four strains of human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV. Males can carry HPV and transmit it sexually to their partners. HPV can cause ge

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