HPV vaccinated women neglecting regular cervical cancer checks

Women who have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are neglecting their 2-yearly Pap smears at higher rates than unvaccinated women, jeopardizing benefits of the vaccine, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Associate Professor Marion Saville, from the Victorian Cytology Service, and her coauthors found […] Read more »

STD Vaccination Recommendations Are Being Ignored By Most Tween Boys And Girls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all boys and girls receive the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination around the age of 11 or 12 so they are protected by the time they become sexually active. This week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has revealed that an […] Read more »

U.S. Panel Debates Value of HPV Vaccine for Boys

Federal vaccine advisers on Thursday began the delicate task of deciding whether a vaccine against sexually transmitted infections that can result in genital warts and cancers should be used more widely in boys and young men. Concerns about whether to vaccinate against a sexually transmitted disease are made even more […] Read more »