Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Learn about the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, screening recommendations, its links to cancer, genital warts, and more.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Why Is There No Screening for HPV-Related Throat Cancer?

by Lara DeSanto Health Writer

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Let's Talk About HPV and Throat Cancer

For generations, the leading cause of throat cancer was tobacco. Not anymore. Here’s what the experts have to say about a whole new threat to your health.

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Cervical Cancer

Gene Test for Cervical Cancer Is 100 Percent Effective, Researchers Say

While Pap smears and HPV tests have been fairly effective in detecting cervical cancer, a cervical cancer test based on epigenetics is basically fool-proof — and more affordable.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

What every parent needs to know about this potentially life-saving shot.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Yes, Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine, Too

The HPV vaccine: It’s not just for girls anymore. Learn why it’s important for boys to get vaccinated, how it helps prevent cancers in men, and more.