Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. Health experts estimate there are more cases of genital HPV infection than any other STI in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.2 million new cases of sexually transmitted HPV infections are reported every year. At least 20 million people in this country are already infected.
What is HPV?

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is commonly transmitted between humans through their skin or moist membrane linings such as in the vagina, anus, mouth, or throat. Low risk HPV can result in no easily identifiable symptoms but high risk HPV can even lead to cancer. There are over 100 types of HPV viruses and each one is given a virus number to differentiate them.

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NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

Multilevel interventions improve overall rate of HPV vaccinations

Multilevel interventions improve overall rate of HPV vaccinations

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

Resurgence of measles or polio outbreaks likely to happen, experts warn

Resurgence of measles or polio outbreaks likely to happen, experts warn

Radiation therapy plays a crucial role in management of OPSCC

Radiation therapy plays a crucial role in management of OPSCC

Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV

Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV

YAP signal pathway plays a vital role in the onset of head-and-neck cancer

YAP signal pathway plays a vital role in the onset of head-and-neck cancer

Vaccinating both boys and girls can help eliminate HPV infections

Vaccinating both boys and girls can help eliminate HPV infections

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

Microbial DNA in the blood could help identify who has cancer

A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk

A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk

Sexual orientation affects skin cancer risk in the USA

Sexual orientation affects skin cancer risk in the USA

The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades

The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades

Young sexual minority men do not fully understand their risk for HPV infection

Young sexual minority men do not fully understand their risk for HPV infection

Single dose of HPV vaccine is effective for preventing preinvasive cervical disease

Single dose of HPV vaccine is effective for preventing preinvasive cervical disease

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Researchers identify how marijuana accelerates growth of HPV-related head and neck cancer

Patients with HPV-negative oropharynx cancer have higher risk of early death

Patients with HPV-negative oropharynx cancer have higher risk of early death

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent infection from cancer-causing virus, study reveals

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent infection from cancer-causing virus, study reveals

Cochrane review provides information on HPV vaccines and dose schedules in young women, men

Cochrane review provides information on HPV vaccines and dose schedules in young women, men

25 years of research to fight cervical cancer

25 years of research to fight cervical cancer