HPV

If you’re in your late twenties or are male, you probably won’t have had the HPV vaccine.  The vaccination, which protects
If you’re in your late twenties or are male, you probably won’t have had the HPV vaccine.  The vaccination, which protects
I remember leaving the clinic wanting to throw up. No one had really explained to me what was actually going on or told me what was wrong. Perhaps they thought I knew or perhaps they thought it was best I didn't. I called my mum straight away and she began the wave of 'It will be fine's that crashed down on me for the next month.
Eight out of 10 people will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives.
In Lena Dunham's TV series 'Girls', human papilloma virus - or HPV as it's more commonly known - is referred to as the STI
Human papilloma virus (HPV) passed through oral sex could soon overtake smoking to become the leading cause of mouth cancer
Health experts have called for NHS screening for cervical cancer to be rolled out to women over 64 after research found one
We believe that the HPV vaccine should be extended to all boys irrespective of their sexuality and to MSM as a matter of urgency. This is why we are working with other health organisations as a member of HPV Action to call for the school HPV vaccination programme to include boys as well as girls.
For women who are in monogamous relationships, an STI diagnosis can raise obvious concerns about infidelity, particularly for older women who may be starting to date again after years in a marriage or a long term commitment.
HPV does not just give rise to cervical cancer. Types 6 and 11 of the virus gives genital warts which affects both genders. Types 16 and 18 can lead to neck and anal cancer, specifically penile cancer in men... In the UK boys can only get the vaccination, called Gardasil, privately... Is it just that girls should get it free while boys have to pay if they want to protect their health?
An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.
All that has been mentioned so far is the risk to women alone. A virus is not gender specific in seeking out a host and men are prone to infection too. While men manage to dodge the cervical cancer scares, there are many other cancers linked to HPV that will leave many wincing and holding their sacred genitalia in fear.
Schoolboys should be given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - just as girls are - in a bid protect them from certain
Although described as "uncommon" by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the UK each year and remains
The link between throat cancer and the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been proved, according to a study by leading
The recent news that Michael Douglas' oral cancer may have been caused by the sexually transmitted disease, Human papillomavirus (HPV), has attracted international media attention, but it has also revealed low awareness about the condition.
Carrying out a virus test before traditional cervical screening could prevent around 600 cases of cancer a year in England
Cancers at the back of the tongue and in the tonsils have become more common over the past 20 years, with many of these linked to HPV 16 infection. Some experts believe that one of the main ways the virus spreads to the back part of the mouth and throat is through oral sex.
Michael Douglas' recent comments on oral sex, HPV and cancer have generated headlines for all the wrong reasons. But why does it take a celebrity to get ill before we talk about health and is accuracy more important than raising awareness?