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    1. Under 3 Doses of HPV Vaccine May Be Effective

      Sept. 9, 2011 -- One or two doses of a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer may be just as effective as three doses, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute. But investigators say more years of follow-up are needed to confirm the findings. If confirmed, the research could have a

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    2. STD Trichomonas May Be More Common Than Thought

      July 12, 2011 -- A sexually transmitted infection known as Trichomonas vaginalis is more common than experts believe, especially in older women, according to a new study. Most likely to be infected were women 45 and older. "Women, when they go for their yearly checkups, should ask their doctors to s

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    3. CDC: Untreatable Gonorrhea a Possibility

      July 7, 2011 -- The CDC is warning that gonorrhea resistant to known antibiotic treatments could soon be a reality in the United States. A report in Friday’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlights gonorrhea's declining susceptibility to cephalosporins, which is the only remaining class of

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    4. HPV Vaccine: Early Evidence of Impact

      June 17, 2011 -- Health officials in Australia are reporting what may prove to be the first evidence that the vaccine targeting the human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent cervical cancer in a large population. The incidence of lesions that lead to cervical cancer dropped dramatically among Austral

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    5. Gov't: Some Products Falsely Claim to Treat STDs

      May 4, 2011 -- Two federal agencies are cracking down on bogus claims made by companies that tout their products as treatments, cures, or preventive medications for sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, genital warts, and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The FDA and the Federal Trade Commiss

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    6. FDA Approves New HPV Test

      April 20, 2011 -- The FDA has approved Roche's new test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the first one-pass test to specifically identify the two HPV strains that cause 70% of cervical cancers. The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus causes nearly all cervical cancers. Current HPV tests can det

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    7. Late Doses of HPV Vaccine May Still Be Effective

      April 12, 2011 -- Delaying doses of a vaccine that protects against cervical cancer doesn’t appear to make it any less safe or effective, a new study shows. The vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) is given in three shots over a period of six months. Research has shown that the vaccine is hig

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    8. Half of Men Have Genital HPV

      Feb. 28, 2011 -- About half of adult men have genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that has been linked to certain cancers, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Genital HPV is the most common type of sexually transmitted infection. Many

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    9. HPV Shot Prevents Genital Warts in Boys and Men

      Feb. 2, 2011 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can help stave off genital warts in boys and men, according to a new study in the Feb. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Of 4,065 boys and men aged 16 to 26 from 18 countries, vaccination with an HPV vaccine that targets four types

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    10. Sex Reversal: Genetic Women Become Adult Men

      Jan. 5, 2011 -- Two adult brothers and a paternal uncle in the U.K. all appear to be normal males -- but genetically are women with two X chromosomes. Both brothers are married to women, and they and their uncle have the sexual anatomy, behavior, growth, and skeletal development of males. All have n

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