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New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued new recommendations based on 4 levels of resource settings on human papillomavirus vaccination for cervical cancer prevention.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Syphilis Rates Disproportionately High Among MSM in US

Syphilis Rates Disproportionately High Among MSM in US

Because MSM represent the majority of all primary and secondary syphilis cases, addressing the high rates of syphilis among MSM is essential to the success of syphilis prevention programs.

Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates Improve With Parental Self-Persuasion

Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates Improve With Parental Self-Persuasion

Self-persuasion method facilitates HPV vaccination better than external persuasion in low literacy, safety-net settings.

CDC: Nearly Half of US Adults Infected With HPV

CDC: Nearly Half of US Adults Infected With HPV

HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the United States each year.

Novel Vaccine Improves Shedding and Lesion Rates in HSV-2

Novel Vaccine Improves Shedding and Lesion Rates in HSV-2

A randomized trial shows that a candidate HSV-2 vaccine had a favorable safety profile and led to reduced shedding and lesion rates in human participants.

Educating High School Students Increases HPV Vaccination Rates

Educating High School Students Increases HPV Vaccination Rates

After a 30-minute educational session with high school seniors, basic knowledge of human papillomavirus and the benefits of HPV vaccination significantly increased.

Lower Use of STD Services in Young Adults Due to Confidentiality Issues

Lower Use of STD Services in Young Adults Due to Confidentiality Issues

Sexually active teens reported to not to seek out STD services due to confidentiality issues.

Predictors of Distant Metastases in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

Predictors of Distant Metastases in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

Distant metastases rates are up in patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, who actively smoke or have T4 tumors.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Autoimmune Disease

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Autoimmune Disease

HPV vaccines do not increase the risk for autoimmune diseases and may have a protective effect against central demyelination, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune thyroiditis.

Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

The new trivalent vaccine targets 3 different parts of the virus, shutting down its ability to enter cells and to evade detection by the immune system.

Elevated Risk of HPV Infection in Women With SLE

Elevated Risk of HPV Infection in Women With SLE

Prevalence of HPV infection increases in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to a 3-year follow-up study.

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