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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

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

‘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

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