HPV

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?
Rarely are there stories in the news about cancer that raise any sort of a smile. But the recent revelation by Michael Douglas
A vaccine given to young girls that protects Britain's heterosexual population from the human papilloma virus (HPV) should
Before we all start manning the barricades, please can we react to reality, rather than propaganda?
Women who go for regular smear tests are much more likely to survive cervical cancer than those who fail to attend appointments
Thousands of women every year could be spared invasive tests thanks to simple screening for the virus that causes cervical
A contraceptive method could almost halve the risk of cervical cancer according to a one of the largest studies of its kind