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FDA Panel: HPV Test Can Replace Pap for Cervical Cancer Screening
An FDA panel has recommended that a DNA test that screens for HPV in women can replace the standard Pap smear as a first-line primary cervical cancer screening test.
Female Providers, Residents More Likely to Order HPV Testing for Low-Risk Women
Female providers were twice as likely as their male counterparts to order HPV testing for low-risk women aged 30 to 65 who had normal Pap smear results.
HPV Vaccination: Impact of Culture and Language on Initiation, Completion
English- and Spanish-speaking parents cited widely differing reasons for avoiding vaccination for their eligible daughters or failing to ensure the 3 doses were received.
Primary Care Physicians Play Key Role in Promoting HPV Vaccine to Boys' Parents
Most parents of boys aged 9 to 18 years do not know that an HPV vaccine is available for their sons. One major factor is a lack of information. This is where you play a vital role.
The HPV Vaccine Works. So Why Aren't We Vaccinating All Teens?
Research shows that vaccinating all teens-both boys and girls--results in an enormous reduction in HPV-related infections. Why aren't we doing it in the United States?
Many Ob/Gyns Continue Outdated Cervical Cancer Screening Practices
Despite new screening guidelines, most obstetrician-gynecologists continue to perform annual pap tests, according to a recent survey of members of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
HPV Vaccine Schedule in Girls: How Many Doses Do You Need?
A 2-dose quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series in girls may be as immunogenic as a 3-dose series, but there may be a loss of noninferiority to some genotypes after 2 years.
Podcast: New Guidelines for Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Infection
What exactly are the new guidelines for vaccinating boys against HPV infection—and why is this development good news for both men and women?
HPV Vaccine: The Myths . . . and the Facts
Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann recently made the unsubstantiated comment on national TV that the HPV vaccine has “very serious consequences” and that it can cause mental retardation.