Almost everyone has had human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their life, but most of us still know very little about it.
At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.
Very few people access -- or even know about -- the test that can help detect whether you have HPV in your anus. But it should be a staple of gay and bisexual men's health care.
There is a growing awareness of the need to maximize synergies between the AIDS response and efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer through HPV vaccination, education, screening, and treatment.
It's crucial that HIV-positive folks get screened regularly for HPV-related cancers. But a new study explores whether treatment is always necessary -- and it wants you!
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What is HPV? Genital Warts Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer Anal Dysplasia and Anal Cancer Prevention of HPV Taking Care of Yourself
What Is HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a large group of viruses....
Everything You Need to Know About Anal Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Video): A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel
Nelson Vergel talks with Dr. Joel Palefsky and Jeff Taylor, two of the nation's top minds in HIV/HPV, to discuss anal cancer, HPV and HIV.
Emerging patterns of HPV-related diseases strengthen the call for universal vaccination of both boys and girls, with consideration of catch-up and targeted vaccination of high-risk groups such as MSM and those with HIV infection.
Until very recently, no major research had studied how effective the HPV vaccine Gardasil is in women with HIV. An international team of scientists changed that.
"I finally agreed to an anal pap in January because he was already testing for everything else. All it included was taking a swab sample from inside the rectum which was no big deal."