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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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Don’t Believe These HPV Vaccine Myths

Are you still deciding whether you or your child should get the HPV vaccine? Here are the myths and facts surrounding it.

By Eileen Bailey

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.

By Lara DeSanto

Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

By Lara DeSanto

HPV, Genital Warts and Cervical Cancer

How Do You Get HPV? Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by direct, skin-to-skin contact by way of sexual intercourse or oral sex. Genital warts come from the same family of viruses as the common warts people get on ...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team