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HPV

I took notes at the Nevada Family Medicine meeting when expert Dr. Trudy Larson spoke about HPV. Here are the take-home points… Who gets HPV? 80 % of adults have a strain of HPV. “HPV happens.” There are 40 subtypes … Continue reading

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Three HPV vaccine types to choose from…

There are three HPV vaccines.  The vaccines cover a different number of HPV subtypes: One of them covers for two , one with four and the newest one that covers NINE subtypes.   The 9 subtype vaccine offers a small advantage over the quadrivalent (4) vaccine.  The added … Continue reading

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The HPV vaccine is effective!

A study recently showed that HPV vaccine helped protect women against several types of cervical cancer for up to 7 years.   Seven years.  Pretty good. 2650 young women were vaccinated with quadrivalent HPV vaccine and there were no cases of severe … Continue reading

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Study: Half of Men Had Genital HPV Infection : Family Practice News

Few men have penile warts or are aware that 50% of them (regardless of age) have Human Papillomavirus (HPV).   Let’s talk up abstinence, safe sex, HPV vaccine, condoms . . . and pap testing for women. Study: Half of Men Had Genital HPV … Continue reading

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