Understanding Genital Warts

Understanding Genital Warts

Genital warts are skin growths in and around the genital area and anus. They are caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. However, it is important to note that there are more than 100 types of HPV and different types of HPV […]

One Dose of HPV Vaccine Is Just as Good as Three

One Dose of HPV Vaccine Is Just as Good as Three

Male and females must get three HPV shots, over a span of six months, before having sex to prevent themselves from attracting the cancer-causing virus. However, a study has recently concluded one dose of the HPV vaccine is just as good as three. A study published June 9 in The Lancet Oncology, co-authored by Dr. Diane Harper Rowntree […]

HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk of Oral Cancer From Tobacco Usage

HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk of Oral Cancer From Tobacco Usage

The human papillomavirus infection (HPV) has been linked to increased risk of oral cancer for those who use tobacco products according to a recent study. The paper was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Oct. 8. The study was conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. […]