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  1. At Least 25,000 HPV-Linked Cancers a Year

    Nov. 3, 2008 -- About 25,000 cases of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occurred annually in 38 states and Washington, D.C., between 1998 and 2003, says a new report by the CDC. "These estimates of HPV-associated cancers were collected prior to the development of the HPV vaccine

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  2. Gardasil Passes a 2-Year Safety Check

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- Two years after Gardasil's approval, safety monitors detect no major safety problems with the HPV vaccine. Gardasil protects against infection with dangerous strains of HPV, the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. The CDC recommends that girls g

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  3. Experts: HPV Vaccine a Preteen Priority

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, will be most cost-effective in the U.S. with universal vaccination of 12-year-old girls and catch-up efforts to vaccinate girls and women ages 13 to 21, say Harvard researcher

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  4. Early Sex Doesn't Predict HPV Infection

    July 7, 2008 -- Teenage girls who are sexually active and those who are not eventually all have the same risk for infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), new research suggests. The finding that early sexual activity is not predictive of future HPV infection suggests that using risk factors a

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  5. What Parents Should Know About the HPV, or Cervical Cancer, Vaccine

    You've probably heard that a new HPV vaccine can protect women against cervical cancer. In fact, the vaccine may be most effective when given to girls and young women. Is the HPV vaccine something you should consider for your daughter? Is this vaccine safe? When should girls receive the shots, and a

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  6. Thwart Genital Warts: Don’t Sleep Around

    April 3, 2008 -- Nearly 6% of sexually active people surveyed reported that they have been diagnosed with genital warts, with 25-to-34-year-old women reporting the greatest percentage. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey looked at 8,849 sexually active men and women aged 18 to 59 fr

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  7. HPV Vaccine for Women Aged 19-26?

    Feb. 12, 2008 -- A new study supports giving all women aged 19-26 the HPV vaccine, if they haven't already been vaccinated, regardless of their backgrounds. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common virus spread through sex. It's a leading cause of cervical cancer, but most women with HPV don't develop

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  8. HPV Test Helps Detect Cervical Cancer

    Oct. 3, 2007 -- The Pap test has been used for more than six decades to detect cervical cancer and precancerous cells, but a different screening method may help in better identifying precancers early in women in their 30s and beyond, findings from a large European study suggest. Researchers reported

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  9. HPV Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

    Sept. 19, 2007 (Chicago) -- Researchers report that Gardasil protects against 10 additional strains of HPV that are leading causes of cervical cancer. Gardasil came on the market last year for preventing infection with two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), 16 and 18, that are responsible for up

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  10. Virus Linked to Throat Cancer Trend

    Aug. 27, 2007 -- Unlike most head and neck cancers, throat cancer rates in the United States have not dropped in recent years, and infection with the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV) may be the cause. HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and most cervical cancers, but i

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