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2011-12-21 10:07:03

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Johannes Bogaards of VU University, the Netherlands and colleagues use mathematical models to investigate whether vaccinating females only, males only, or both sexes is the best way to achieve the most effective reduction in the population prevalence of sexually-transmitted infections. Specifically for human papillomavirus (HPV), the authors found that single-sex vaccination was the most effective strategy for prevention of disease and that it was preferable to...

Global Alliance To Purchase Cervical Cancer Vaccines For Underprivileged Girls
2011-11-18 06:05:32

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization announced on Thursday an initiative to purchase cervical cancer vaccines for up to 2 million women and girls in nine developing nations by 2015. The plan is contingent upon negotiating a final price deal with manufacturers, the group said following a meeting this week in Bangladesh, where GAVI´s board gave the green light to the program. The vaccine would immunize girls and women against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually...

2011-11-11 06:49:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine sufficiently protects against the more serious immediate precursor to invasive cervical cancer (ICC), particularly when given to young adolescent girls before they become sexually active, according to this study. In addition the vaccine partially protects against four other cancer-causing HPV types not targeted by the formulations. "Provided that organized vaccination programs achieve high coverage in early adolescents...

2011-11-07 06:41:15

By: Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents of teenagers aged 13 to 17 years old are not vaccinating their teens against major diseases, even though they understand the importance, a new study shows. A recent online survey, done by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) showed significant differences between the perceived importance and whether parents´ teens were fully vaccinated. The survey, released at the AOA´s OMED 2011...

2011-10-28 06:45:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The rate of anal cancer is increasing, particularly among men who have sex with men. A new study shows that a vaccine, used to fight HPV, successfully lowers the rates of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), which leads to cancer. Anal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV,) type 16 or 18, is preceded by AIN, grade 2 or 3, which is the abnormal cell growth in anal tissue that may progress to cancer. The study attempted to prevent anal cancer related to...

2011-10-27 10:25:46

A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the Oct. 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. Though anal cancer is less common than other forms of the disease in the United States, the number of cases has increased in recent years, and is particularly common among men who have sex with men and HIV-infected individuals....

Government Medical Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2011-10-26 04:54:52

A government medical panel said on Tuesday that the controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys to help prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted virus. Experts say a key benefit of routinely vaccinating boys could be preventing the spread of the human papilloma virus to others through sex. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation on Tuesday. The vaccine has been available to boys for two years but Tuesday's vote was the...


Latest HPV vaccine Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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