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HPV-Related Cancers on Rise as Vaccination Rates Stay Low

HPV-Related Cancers on Rise as Vaccination Rates Stay Low

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As cancer rates overall continue to decline, HPV-related cancers of the esophagus and anus are on the rise, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.At the same time, vaccination rates, wh…

HPV Vaccine Does Not Raise Sexual Activity, Study Finds

HPV Vaccine Does Not Raise Sexual Activity, Study Finds

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Adolescent girls who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are no more likely to engage in sexual activity than girls who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief. H…

HPV Vaccination: Sooner Is Better, Study Says

HPV Vaccination: Sooner Is Better, Study Says

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Vaccinating teenage girls against the human papillomavirus or HPV may be too little too late, according to a new study that found more than half of girls 13 and older already have the infection.The three-dose vacc…

HPV Vaccine Protects Even Those Who Skip It

HPV Vaccine Protects Even Those Who Skip It

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — The vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is not only effective in decreasing the rate of high risk types of HPV infections in girls and women, but it also shows evidence of bestowing what is known as “h…

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurrence of Precancerous Conditions

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurrence of Precancerous Conditions

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(VIENNA, Austria) — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been touted as a way to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts, but a new study suggests the vaccine may also prevent women diagnosed with precancers from develop…

CDC Urges HPV Vaccine for Boys

CDC Urges HPV Vaccine for Boys

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — All 11- and 12-year-old boys should be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, according to new vaccination guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The guidelines serve as the official r…

Experts Call for Safer Sex, More Vaccinations to Fight Oral HPV Rates

Experts Call for Safer Sex, More Vaccinations to Fight Oral HPV Rates

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Oral HPV infections are much higher than expected among American adults, according to a new study of 5,500 people. Experts say the study also paints a picture of changing sexual practices in the U.S. and advances the case…

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