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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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Topics

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Cervical Cancer Risk: Are At-Home HPV Tests Reliable?

Mail-in, at-home kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can help improve cervical cancer screening.

By Diane Domina

New Blood Test Could Monitor Cancer Patients for Recurrence

Researchers developed an HPV blood test that could be used to monitor head and neck cancer patients for recurrence after treatment.

By Diane Domina

More Teens Are Up-to-Date on HPV Vaccines

The number of adolescents who completed the HPV vaccine series increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to a CDC report.

By Diane Domina

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: What You Should Know

It's the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. How can you protect yourself?

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

‘Catch-Up’ HPV Vaccine Effective Up to Age 20

The HPV vaccine is effective in women up to age 20 who didn't receive it at 11 or 12, but it’s unclear whether this is true for older women.

By Diane Domina

Cervical Cancer After a Normal Pap Test: One Woman's Story

"The number one thing I would say is to not stereotype yourself and assume it can't happen to you, because it can."

By Katherine Malmo

Tooth Trouble: Why That Kiss Could be Risky

The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.

By Nancy Monson

Is Oral Sex Really Sex?

Not all of us (especially teens and young adults) consider oral sex to be real sex. But should we?

By Eileen Bailey

25 Percent of Men Have Cancer-Causing HPV

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of men and 20 percent of women in the United States have a strain of human papillomavirus—HPV—that causes cancer. Statistics also show that 45 percent of men and almost 40 percent of ...

Is There A Cure For Hpv

Question Asked by Janelle Is There A Cure For Hpv Answer HPV is the virus that causes works in the hands, as well as genital warts. It’s so common that most people have had it at some point in their life. The CDC estimates that currently, approximate...