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Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer

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vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different Read more »

HPV vaccine and cervical/oral cancer?

Hello Dr. Bob. This is the Mommy that you have always been so kind in easing the worries of,... Read more »

Side effects of HPV vaccine for girls (GARDASIL SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

My granddaughter is 15 1/2 and my daughter will not have her get the HPV vaccine because she says... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctor and Advocacy Groups Work to Deliver Cervical Cancer Vaccinations

... The Partnership to End Cervical Cancer (PECC) is a group of more than 20 member organizations dedicated to ensuring the immediate inclusion of cervical cancer vaccines Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cervarix

...the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for poor countries worldwide. Certain HPV strains are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Of the 280,000 cervical cancer deaths globally, more than 80 percent occur in developing countries.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cleared for Use in Girls, Women

... On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, for use by females ages 9-26. Merck & Co.'s vaccine protects against human papillomavirus (HPV) strains 16 and 18, which Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Will Cut Cases by Two Thirds, Experts Calculate

...With about eight in ten girls ages 12-13 taking part in Britain's human papillomavirus vaccine program, a new study suggests cervical cancer cases there will be cut 63 percent by 2025 -- when HPV series recipients begin reaching 30. Professor... Read more »
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Traveling to Africa/Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by travelingguy
...again. The initial shot is only good for a ten year span. I just got off the telephone with "travel nurse" who administers the vaccines in this area and she did, what I think, an excellent job in explaining it in "laymens" terms. ... Read more »

H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
...Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »

exciting new news

Posted by Anonymous
...I think that the very recent HPV = cervical cancer vaccine is a terrific thing; not only for its intended population, but for the concept of one day finding a vaccine that Read more »

Vaccine Trials

Posted by squanderer, 1 Reply
...http://chi.ucsf.edu/vaccine/vaccines?page=vc-03-00#S1X Looks like Merck, has a vaccine in Phase II trials. Read more »