Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Study says doctors passively discourage HPV vaccines

Doctors may be inadvertently discouraging some parents from having their preteens vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to a new study, which suggests clinicians often don’t recommend the vaccine strongly enough.
Many pediatricians and family physicians — who deliver the bulk of HPV vaccines — don’t appear to be using the same matter-of-fact approaches as they do when they urge parents to vaccinate their adolescents against meningococcal disease or to get tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster shots, it said.

Advaxis gets a whiplash after its upbeat assessment of PhII cancer vaccine data

After rounding up a long lineup of collaborations for its cancer vaccine axalimogene filolisbac (ADXS-HPV), Advaxis says that a small study for cervical cancer produced promising outcomes for a significant number of the 26 patients involved.
That assessment was initially spurned by the market, with the stock ($ADXS) plunging close to 30% before immediately bouncing back and hovering around even Thursday afternoon.

Advaxis reports 'encouraging' PhII cervical cancer vaccine data

Operating in a field that can leave patients with few options, Advaxis ($ADXS) rolled out data for its cervical cancer vaccine this week that represent a "meaningful step" for those afflicted, according to one expert.

Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine

If you live in Rhode Island and your children go to public school, they will need to be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. This is a new requirement—and not everyone likes it. Those who oppose the change point out that you catch HPV through sex, unlike infections like measles or whooping cough that you can catch if someone in the classroom has it and coughs on you. Why, they say, should the HPV vaccine be required for school?
Because it could save lives, that’s why.

EU Drug Regulator Starts Safety Review of HPV Vaccines

The European Medicines Agency says it has started a review of cervical cancer vaccines to see if they are linked to two rare conditions, but emphasized it hasn't changed its recommendations for how the shots should be used.
The vaccines against HPV have been used in more than 70 million people worldwide and prevent cancers caused by HPV, including those of the cervix and womb.

ACOG Updates Recommendations to Include 9-Valent HPV Vaccine

A key role of obstetrician/gynecologists and other healthcare providers is to provide patients and their parents with information on the benefits and safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and to encourage adolescents to receive the HPV immunization, according to updated recommendations published online June 26 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

NIH Funds $146,684 Study on Whether HPV Vaccine Prevents HIV in Gay Indian Men

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $146,684 to the University of California San Francisco to study whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents HIV infection in “Indian men who have sex with men.”
“Several recent publications indicate that human papillomavirus (HPV) and/or HPV-related disease may play a role in acquisition of HIV infection, similar to other sexually transmitted infections (STIs),” the grant stated.

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Following outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States in the last couple of years, the American Medical Association approved a policy to seek tighter limits on non-medical exemptions to vaccinations.
The policy specifically recommends that states establish a method to involve "qualified public health physicians" to determine the vaccines required for admission to schools, as well as that physicians and public health officials be obligated to accept immunization in the absence of an accepted medical reason.

HPV vaccinations increase with electronic health record prompts

A recent study found that patients whose electronic health records sent out reminders about the HPV vaccine were more likely to receive the full dosage of the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that young adults ages of 9 to 18 were three times more likely to begin receiving HPV vaccinations and 10 times more likely to finish the doses of HPV vaccinations if they received reminders from their health providers. The reminders were sent electronically when the patient was due for a vaccine.

La semaine mondiale de la vaccination a pour objectif de « combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination » et de présenter « un cadeau pour la vie » en Afrique

La Semaine mondiale de la vaccination (SMV) de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé, qui se déroule cette année du 24 au 30 avril, vise à sensibiliser la population à l'importance de la vaccination pour les personnes de tous âges et à augmenter les taux de vaccination contre les maladies pouvant être évitées par la vaccination dans le monde entier. Cette année, la SMV est dédiée à « combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination ». La Semaine africaine de la vaccination est célébrée sous le slogan « La vaccination, un cadeau pour la vie ».