Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests.

The HPV vaccine is currently recommended as a three-dose series, but doctors have found it difficult to finish out the series for many girls.

However, the researchers discovered active human papillomavirus antibodies in Costa Rican women four years after they had received only one dose of Cervarix, a vaccine that protects against two HPV strains.

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Govt.’s tie-up with PATH for clinical trials kicks up row

Health activists have expressed shock over the government’s tie-up with One World Health (OWH), an affiliate of Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), for a training workshop on crisis management in clinical research for clinical trial professionals organised by the Department of Science and Technology.

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Laos HPV Vaccine Campaign Aims to Curb Cervical Cancer

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Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection: Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.

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New, even more effective HPV vaccine in sight

A recently published paper by the Department of Immunodermatology at the Medical University of Vienna has unveiled a second-generation prophylactic HPV vaccine. In future, this will not only protect against the majority of genital high and low-risk types, but also the types that are responsible for the development of skin warts.

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New iPhone App Helps Parents Get the Right Vaccine Information

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section. I was also consumed with doubts as to what we would do once I gave birth and my husband and I were responsible for meeting the baby’s daily needs.

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HPV vaccine for boys has 'good start' in 1st year

HPV vaccine for boys has 'good start' in 1st year

 

September 1, 2013 -- When the HPV vaccine was first recommended for boys, health officials worried it would be an unusually hard sell. But a new report suggests that might not be the case.

About 1 in 5 boys got at least one of the recommended three doses last year, relatively good for a new vaccine aimed at adolescents.

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