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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.