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HPV’s Role in Breast Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. There are at least 100 different types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in existence. Almost 80 million people in the United States are currently infected. Certain types of HPV can cause cervical cancer, but the question of whether or not HPV causes other types of cancer, like breast cancer, remains. Continue reading “HPV’s Role in Breast Cancer” »

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Can STDs Be Prevented With Vaccines?

Most people know that when you are diagnosed with some STDs, you can get it cured with a vaccine. What about preventative vaccines? If you don’t get vaccinated for the following, then you could deal with long illnesses and a lifetime of related issues. Continue reading “Can STDs Be Prevented With Vaccines?” »

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Why Your Teen Needs the HPV Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus-related cancers affect 17,500 young women and 9,300 young men each year in the United States. HPV causes many cancers in which there are no tests for, that is why prevention is essential. Continue reading “Why Your Teen Needs the HPV Vaccine” »

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The Basics on Viral STDs

Viral STDs

When it comes to STDs, most people don’t have much knowledge on the topic beyond what STD stands for and the basics on prevention.

One differentiation between bacterial STDs and viral STDs is not always so obvious to the layman.

Today, we’re explaining what separates the two and profiling a few of the most common viral STDs.

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Not Enough Adolescents Are Getting Their HPV Vaccine – and Why This Needs to Change.


There’s mixed news coming from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Immunization Survey-Teen.

While the 2014 report indicates that the number of 13- to 17-year old girls and boys getting their HPV vaccine has increased a bit for the second year running, there are still not enough adolescents getting this potentially life-saving immunization.

Here are the numbers to know and the reason why we need to see a more marked increase in HPV vaccination.

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Why Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccination, Too

Ever since Gardasil, a vaccine developed to protect women against the human papillomavirus or HPV, was introduced in 1996, it has been increasingly recommended for females younger than 26.

However, the Centers for Disease Control has updated their guidelines to suggest that boys should also receive the HPV vaccination.

Here’s what parents and men should know about HPV vaccination and its benefits for boys.

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Is HPV Vaccination to Blame for an Increase in STDs?

There are a number of complex factors involved when STD rates rise: A lack of safe sex practices among senior citizens. Increasing use of Craigslist and smart phone apps that relax social norms and up the number of casual hook-ups. A lack of regular STD testing, due to fear, embarrassment, or ignorance.

Fortunately, researchers have concluded that HPV vaccination is not one of the causes of higher STD rates.

Here’s what you should know about HPV vaccination and why it’s good that there’s no link when it comes to STDs.

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Cervical Cancer & HPV Prevention

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we shared the basics on cervical cancer and HPV last week.

Now, we’re exploring what preventative measures you can take to help lower your risk of cervical cancer or HPV.

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Women, It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month! Learn About HPV & Cervical Cancer

In addition to the new year, there’s another reason to celebrate January. Women, did you know that it’s Cervical Health Awareness Month?

During this month, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition works to educate the nation on the issues associated with cervical health, like cervical cancer, HPV, preventative methods, early detection, and more.

To help their efforts, we are highlighting some of the key information about these topics this month.

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Why Women are More at Risk of Lasting STD effects

While the effects of STDs can have major impacts on both men and women, ranging from scarring to infertility to even death, females are a little more at risk of these harmful effects if their STDs aren’t treated.

In fact, in the US alone, untreated STDs cause infertility in 24,000 women each year. Infant death occurs in 40% of all pregnant women with untreated syphilis. And untreated chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women, escalating to more long-term reproductive system damage in some cases — while in men, the symptoms and effects are mild if they even occur.

Here’s why women are more likely to let their STDs go untreated — and thus why they’re more likely to experience longer-term impacts of STDs.

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