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Many Americans still not getting HPV vaccine

It has been surprisingly tough to get people to use a vaccine that protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Is there benefit to the Gardasil vaccine? Opponents say no

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to prevent the risk of cancer associated with HPV and is typically administered between the ages of eight and 26. Opponents argue that not only is the vaccine risky, but it is of no value.

Japan Daily Press: HPV eradicated by Japanese mushroom extract

In a Japan Daily Press post dated yesterday, Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena reported that a Japanese mushroom extract may eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) found in cervical cancer cells.

Controversy continues over the HPV vaccine, grandmother outraged

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been a divisive topic right from the start. The vaccine, branded as "Gardasil" or "Ceravix", is the cervical cancer vaccine created by Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline, respectively.

Oral sex the leading cause of oral cancer in the U.S.

It may be tough for some to believe considering the amount of deaths caused each year by substances such as tobacco, alcohol and air pollution. However, recent studies show that oral sex causes an overwhelming percentage of oral cancer in the U.S.

A Rare Throat Cancer Linked to HPV

The sexually transmitted virus, human papillomavirus has been linked to a rare type of throat cancer. Opharyngeal cancer in the tonsils, back of the tongue and throat is more likely to develop if someone has had the HPV virus.
 

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. S...
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccines.
Jawahar Swaminathan and MSD staff at the European Bioinformatics Institute

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