Awareness of human papillomavirus infection complications, cervical cancer, and vaccine among the Saudi population. A cross-sectional survey.

CONCLUSION: There is a lack of knowledge and misinformation regarding cervical cancer, Pap smears, HPV, and HPV association with cervical cancer. These data can be used as a basis to formulate effective population awareness programs. PMID: 31219489 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

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Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most of the time, the body clears it without problems. But when it doesn’t, it can lead to cancer. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, and it can also lead to cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, and mouth. Every year, there are more than 40,000 cases of cancer caused by HPV. The HPV vaccine can prevent most of them. Research shows the HPV vaccine is effective A study published in the journal Pediatrics underlined just how effective the vaccine is. Researchers studied women ages 13 to 26 between 2006 and 2017, looking...
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Although human papillomavirus (HPV) strains had previously been described in the literature, the earliest published evidence of the link between HPV and cervical cancer dates to 1983 by Harald zur Hausen and colleagues [1]. Since then, over 200 HPV genotypes have been described [2], and the 2008 Nobel Prize was awarded to zur Hausen for his pioneering work in the field. HPV is a common virus that is efficiently transmitted by sexual exposure and skin-to-skin contact [2]. Certain genotypes of HPV (HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, and 68) are categorized as high-risk (HR) due to their causative association...
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Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrated that more active education is needed to decrease HPV infections among undergraduate students. Increasing awareness of HPV makes it easier to develop positive behaviors in fighting against it. In order to increase the contribution of young people to educational activities for the community, information about HPV and HPV vaccines should first be included in training programs at universities. To support the development of effective and high-quality public health interventions, young people should be educated so that obstacles to HPV vaccination in various cultural groups can...
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By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses of the HPV vaccine around 11 or 12...
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There is a vaccine that can prevent persistent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the etiological agent in many HPV-related cancers worldwide and within the United States. Globally, approximately 570,000 females and 60,000 males are diagnosed annually with a cancer that is related to the HPV.1 More than 90% of all cases of cervical and anal cancers are caused by persistent infection with the HPV, and it causes 75% of all cases of vaginal cancer, 70% of all cases of oropharyngeal and vulvar cancer, and 60% of penile cancer.
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, anal cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, penile cancer and oropharyngeal cancer. SCC in the genital region in particular is recognized to be caused by HPV infection, and intraepithelial lesions of the penis and vulva are termed penile intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), respectively. Although SCC of the nail apparatus is recognized as being associated with high-risk HPVs, it is not well-known in general medicine, and its analysis has been insufficient.
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ConclusionsOur findings suggest that targeted vaccination may generate considerable reductions in anogenital HPV16 infections among MSM, and has the potential to accelerate anal cancer prevention, especially when combined with sex-neutral vaccination in preadolescence.
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ConclusionsThe general public was moderately aware of human papillomavirus, but associated human papillomavirus with cervical cancer. Knowledge of non-cervical human papillomavirus–related cancers is low, even among vaccine-eligible subgroups. Public health education is needed to raise awareness of non-cervical human papillomavirus–related cancers.
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Describe knowledge and risk perception of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among deaf adults who use American Sign Language (ASL) in comparison to hearing adults in the United States.
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