HPV

What Is the Most Recent Information on the HPV Vaccine?

By NWHN Staff | Oct 11, 2018 | Comments Off on What Is the Most Recent Information on the HPV Vaccine?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most prominent sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Over 100 different strains of HPV can be passed along from partner to partner and while not all of them cause cancer, many still cause genital warts or cervical lesions.

Why Are Women Usually Not Tested for HPV Until Age 25?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Are Women Usually Not Tested for HPV Until Age 25?

Many strains of HPV are low risk and are not dangerous.  These strains are especially common in people under the age of 30.  

What Is the HPV Vaccine?

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 17, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is the HPV Vaccine?

For the greatest protection against cancers caused by HPV, all girls and boys who are 11 or 12 years old should get the recommended series of HPV vaccine.

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage.

Cervical Cancer: Forgotten but Not Gone

By NWHN Staff | Jun 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Cervical Cancer: Forgotten but Not Gone

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? This year alone, over 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Over 4,000 women will die as a result of this disease. 

Less Safe and More Expensive: The FDA Approves New Use of the HPV Test

By NWHN Staff | Apr 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Less Safe and More Expensive: The FDA Approves New Use of the HPV Test

By giving Roche, the company that makes the HPV test, the okay to market it to use alone to screen for cervical cancer, the FDA is exposing women to unnecessary health risks and opening the door to a change in medical practice that will abandon evidence-based guidelines and drive up costs. Why would the FDA approve an unsafe use of a test?

What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States and is so prevalent that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives.”i

Hold the Hype on HPV

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2007 | Comments Off on Hold the Hype on HPV

A week before my 27th birthday, I’ve been thinking beyond my usual self-assessments and musings on the number of candles on my birthday cake. I can’t stop wondering where women my age see themselves in the context of the ongoing, frenzied debate over Gardasil, the only FDA-approved vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV).