Young men unaware of risks of HPV infection and need for HPV vaccination
(Rutgers University) Young sexual minority men -- including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men -- do not fully understand their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) due to a lack of information from health care providers, according to Rutgers researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One HPV Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Multiple, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — It is currently recommended that boys and girls under age 15 get two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that just one dose may be as effective. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and certain strains of the virus are associated with cervical cancer in women. Researchers at the University of Texas looked at more than 130,000 females and found that one dose of the HPV vaccine was as effective as multiple doses for preventing cervical changes that often lead to cervical cancer. The hope is that if only one dose is require...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Receipt of one, two, or three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among females aged 15 to 19 years is associated with reduced incidence of preinvasive cervical disease at five years compared to that seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say. For the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Single HPV vaccine dose may be effective against cervical cancer
(Wiley) New research published in CANCER indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer-causing HPV can hit you even if you had the vaccination
Jessica Donald, from Birmingham, thought she'd get the all-clear after a cervical cancer screening test at her GP - only to be told she'd tested positive for human papillomavirus. (Pictured, stock image.) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Vaccine Oncogenic HPV Genotypes Persist in HPV-Vaccinated Women With HIV Non-Vaccine Oncogenic HPV Genotypes Persist in HPV-Vaccinated Women With HIV
Women living with HIV who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination still face the risk of infection with non-vaccine oncogenic HPV genotypes, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Methodological problems and study limitations for trials of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine create uncertainty about its ability to prevent cervical cancer in the long term, according to a review published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer and rate of human papillomavirus vaccination coverage in Florida, 2011 through 2015.
CONCLUSIONS:The authors found relatively higher and increasing incidence rate of OPC in Florida and lower rate of HPV vaccination among adolescents in Florida than in the nation overall.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:The trends illustrated may stimulate policy changes to increase HPV vaccination for children and enhance the understanding of its benefits. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HPV vaccine minimises impact of cancer-causing infections
Cancer-causing HPV16 and 18 infections are now extremely uncommon in young sexually active women in England, following the introduction of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination in 2008. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines
(SAGE) A new analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines' effectiveness. The analysis, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, assessed 12 published Phase 2 and 3 randomized controlled efficacy trials of the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be on its way to extinction thanks to improved testing and vaccination
A new detection method rolled out last month looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause nearly all cervical tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlestown Cancer Survivor Hopes Story Inspires Others To Get Screened
BOSTON (CBS) – January is cervical cancer awareness month and Kate Weissman of Charlestown is hoping her story will inspire women to get potentially life-saving screening tests. Four years ago, she heard the words that everyone dreads – “You have cancer.” “It was devastating,” she recalls thinking of that moment alone in her apartment. “I just said to myself, I’m 30 and I’m going to die.” Weissman endured months of grueling treatment. Doctors initially thought they got it all, but the cancer turned up in her lymph nodes. So she had to go back for more treatment, a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local cervical cancer Source Type: news

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Misinformation in the Danish media between 2013 and 2016 led to a 50.4 percent drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among girls in Denmark, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Vaccine. Peter R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- From 2013 to 2018, there was an increase in the percentage of adults aged 18 to 26 years who received one or more doses or the recommended number of doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a January data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Even a Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Provide Protection
Young women who got only one dose of HPV vaccine, versus the recommended three, showed benefits against cancer-causing human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Broadest ever therapeutic HPV vaccine to be tested in clinical trial
Treatment could clear up persistent infections and reduce risk of cervical cancerThe broadest vaccine yet that could clear up persistent HPV infections and reduce the risk of women developing cervical cancer is to be tested in a clinical trial.Human papillomavirus infections are common and are generally cleared by the body. However, about 10% of infections are not cleared, with persistent infections of certain types of HPV known to increase the risk of a number of cancers, including cervical cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: HPV vaccine Medical research Cervical cancer UK news Science Health Women Life and style Society Vaccines and immunisation World news Source Type: news

Drop in Prevalence of HPV Infection Seen With Just One Shot of HPV Vaccine Drop in Prevalence of HPV Infection Seen With Just One Shot of HPV Vaccine
Even a single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is associated with a reduced prevalence of HPV infection among U.S. women, according to findings from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine may protect against infection, new study suggests
A single dose of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine may be just as effective as two or three doses at preventing cancer-causing HPV infection, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?
First introduced in 2006, the multi-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent most cervical and anal cancers among children and young adults exposed to the virus. It can also prevent the majority of both HPV-driven oral and penile cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protection Similar With Single, Multiple HPV Vaccine Doses
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- U.S. women who have received one dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have similar protection as women who have received two or three doses, according to a research letter published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Extending HPV Vaccination Ages Costly With Only Small Added Health Benefits Extending HPV Vaccination Ages Costly With Only Small Added Health Benefits
Extending human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to middle-aged adults would be costly and likely yield only small added health benefits, according to a health economic model.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Extending the current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to age 45 years is expected to produce small additional reductions in HPV-associated diseases with high additional costs, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Extending HPV vaccination ages would produce relatively small health benefits
(American College of Physicians) A health economic model suggests that extending the US human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to include women and men through age 45 would produce relatively small health benefits compared with the current immunization program. Findings from a modeling study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV: WHO calls for countries to suspend vaccination of boys
Due to a limited global supply of human papillomavirus (HPV) vacine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging all countries that are vaccinating boys against HPV to temporarily suspend these programmes until all eligible girls in other countries have been vaccinated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines & vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
(Wiley) New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection.HPV infection can sometimes persist if the immune system does not clear the virus. Persistent infection with some ‘high-risk’ strains of HPV can lead t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Trying to help parents decide to vaccinate kids against HPV? Consider storytelling
(Drexel University) Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
New studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccine currently used in the United States for the prevention of HPV-related cancers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- The safety of the 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine (9vHPV) has been confirmed, according to two studies published online Nov. 18 in Pediatrics. Tom T. Shimabukuro, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contraceptive drug shows promise for preventing and regressing cervical cancer
(Elsevier) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, reports that medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the active ingredient in the common contraceptive injection Depo-Provera, was effective in preventing the development of cervical cancer in mice with precancerous lesions. The drug also decreased existing precancerous lesions. If proven effective clinically, MPA may be a boon to women who do not have access to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu County to Reach 35,000 Girls With HPV Vaccine By 2020
[Capital FM] Kisumu -Kisumu County has projected to reach 35,000 girls aged 10 years in the ongoing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunization in the next one year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Rolls Out Key Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Mombasa -Kenya has rolled out a key vaccine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to help protect young women against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Launches Cervical Cancer Vaccine
[Nation] The long-awaited launch of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is expected to take place in Mombasa Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus
[VOA] Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Takes Vital Step Against Cervical Cancer and Introduces Hpv Vaccine Into Routine Immunization
[WHO] Mombasa, 18 October 2019 - With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women - in the country and the region - by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine immunization schedule. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Good News as Govt Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination
[Nairobi News] The Ministry of Health will on Friday roll out the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) virus vaccine against cervical cancer in Mombasa county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Why I paid for my sons to have the HPV jab'
S1 boys are being offered the human papillomavirus vaccine, but GP Carolyn Calder wants the programme extended. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Whooping Cough Children and Childhood Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Parenting Autism Medicine and Health Babies and Infants Doctors Rumors and Misinformation Centers fo Source Type: news

Men Less Knowledgeable About HPV, HPV Vaccination
TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 -- Men are less knowledgeable than women about human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccination, and the correlation between HPV and cancer, according to a research letter published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. Ryan Suk,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Room for Improvement Found in HPV Vaccine Delivery Practices
MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- There are areas for improvement for pediatricians and family physicians (FPs) in recommendation and delivery methods for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Papillomavirus-Attributable Cancers Human Papillomavirus-Attributable Cancers
This report presents surveillance data for HPV-associated cancers in the US, estimating which of these were attributable to the types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

High Rates of Oropharynx Cancer Tied to HPV
Data from a new study show the importance of taking preventative measures against contracting human papillomavirus, including urging patients to get the HPV vaccine. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Herd Protection Against Oral HPV Infections Seen Among Men
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- In unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years, the prevalence of vaccine-type oral human papillomavirus (HPV) decreased between 2009 to 2010 and 2015 to 2016, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 10 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One million teenage boys are denied HPV vaccine that can prevent cancer
A million teenage boys are being denied a jab which protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), linked to one in 20 cancers - including cervical, anal and head and neck cancer, campaigners have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 92 percent of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday it will increase the vaccination rate of its human papillomavirus by 80 percent nationwide, which could prevent 92 percent of cancers caused by HPV. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news