Getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t have to be a devastating diagnosis. Most HPV infections go away on their own, but sometimes infections linger and can cause cervical cancer. This preventable cancer can be detected early through both HPV and Pap tests. Find out more about this virus and how often you need to get screened.

3 Doses of the HPV Vaccine May No Longer Be Needed

  • Posted on: 10 June 2015
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Study finds a new, strong dose of HPV vaccine may eliminate the need for two or three separate doeses.

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WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends.

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HPV Vaccine Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

  • Posted on: 9 February 2015
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Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates.

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MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates.

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New HPV Test is Less Invasive

  • Posted on: 17 September 2014
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Urine tests can now help trace HPV, a virus that causes cervical cancer.

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TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

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Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider About HPV

  • Posted on: 16 December 2013
  • By: jleff
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To learn more about the human papillomavirus (HPV), here are some questions to ask your health care provider.
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  1. What is the human papillomavirus (HPV)?
  2. What cervical cancer screening tests do I need at this exam?
  3. [If you are 21 to 29 years of age] If my Pap test results are not normal, will you do an HPV test?
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Stay Healthy With Pap and HPV Tests

  • Posted on: 16 December 2013
  • By: jleff
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HPV, Pap tests and cervical cancer are all related and can be confusing. This infographic helps separate myth from fact.
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Let's face it: Most of us don't look forward to gynecologist appointments, but we do it because we like knowing all is well "down there."

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References: Cancer screening guidelines for average-risk women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/pdf/guidelines.pdf‎. Accessed October 2013. Cervical cancer screening. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September 2013. www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/screening.htm. Accessed October 2013. New cervical cancer screening guidelines announced. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. March 2012. http://www.acog.org/~/media/Districts/District%20II/PDFs/USPSTF_Cervical_Ca_Screening_Guidelines.pdf?dmc=1. Accessed October 2013. Patient information: Cervical cancer screening (beyond the basics). Uptodate.com. September 2013. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/cervical-cancer-screening-beyond-the-basics. Accessed October 2013. New cervical cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/American Society for Clinical Pathology. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. March 2012. http://www.acog.org/About%20ACOG/Announcements/New%20Cervical%20Cancer%20Screening%20Recommendations.aspx. Accessed October 2013. Cervical dysplasia. Medline, The National Institutes of Health. February 2012. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001491.htm. Accessed October 2013. “Pap and HPV Testing.” The National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/Pap-HPV-testing. Accessed November 2013. “HPV and Pap Co-Testing Safely Extend Cervical Cancer Screening Intervals.” The National Cancer Institute. May 2011. http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/053111/page4. Accessed November 2013.
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Cervical Cancer Video Illustrates Compelling Need for Screening

  • Posted on: 16 December 2013
  • By: Elizabeth Batta...
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Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented, and, yet, many women fail to take the steps necessary to avoid it. Recent research shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and that vaccines against HPV combined with regular cervical cancer screenings can prevent this deadly form of cancer.

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