Tag: Human Papillomavirus

HPV in men

HPV in men

Most of the available information surrounding the Human Papillomavirus is concerned with its effect on women – this is largely due to the role HPV plays in the development of cervical cancer. However, hpv infection in men can cause health problems for them as well as their partners which makes it essential that men understand [...]

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All you need to know about HPVin women

All you need to know about HPVin women

There has been a great deal of publicity recently concerning the Human Papillomavirus and the sometimes devastating effects it can have on women. The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is known to be a risk factor in the development of cervical cancer – studies also show it plays a role in the development of anal cancer, [...]

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Recognising HPVsymptoms

Recognising HPVsymptoms

Many infections of the Human Papillomavirus produce no symptoms at all – particularly in the early stages. However symptoms may well appear some time after the initial infection and it is possible to infect others even in the absence of HPVsymptoms. There are over one hundred strains of the HPV infection – the presence of [...]

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Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

Is an HPV test necessary if I have a smear test?

The HPV test is reported to be extremely reliable when carried out in addition to a Pap smear test; it is also thought to be more sensitive when detecting any potential abnormalities. The HPV test is not yet regularly carried out along with the Pap smear – despite the limits of the Pap and the [...]

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Rise in oral HPV cases

Rise in oral HPV cases

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause many types of cancer, including cancer of the mouth and throat. A recent study has shown an increase in the numbers of people with the oral version of the Human Papillomavirus. Research involved 5,000 volunteers who provided a sample of their saliva and completed a questionnaire [...]

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Pap Smears Aren’t as Urgent as You Thought?

Pap Smears Aren’t as Urgent as You Thought?

The American Cancer Society, together with two other American medical associations, have recently issued a new set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening, or as it is more commonly known, a pap smear. What were the old guidelines? In the past pap smears were recommended to start when a woman reached the age of 21 [...]

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The HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine

HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted disease of around 40 different strains that affects the genital area of men and women, and can cause cancers of the throat, cervix, penis and anus. It is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity. The disease is sometimes called Genital Human Papillomavirus, and [...]

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