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CDC discusses HPV Cancer Prevention

Discussing HPV screening, vaccination, and the clinician's role in prevention. An OB-GYN who treats cervical cancer, a mother / Pediatrician who had her daughters vaccinated, and a survivor of cervical cancer.

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FDA panel recommends HPV DNA test as first-line cervical cancer screening
FDA panel recommends HPV DNA test as first-line cervical cancer screeningIn a unanimous vote, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has recommended that the agency give premarket approval to a human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test as first-line screening for cervical cancer.
Doctors not screening teenagers for HIV, STDs
Doctors not screening teenagers for HIV, STDsIt seems that major barriers exist to optimizing adolescents’ sexual health. A new study finds that contrary to recommended guidelines, primary care physicians are not routinely screening teenagers for sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexually transmitted infections in adolescentsTo optimize treatment and prevent sequelae of STIs in adolescents, screening and diagnosis must be tailored to their unique needs.
Incidence of high-risk oral HPV increasingAbout 7% of Americans are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a recent cross-sectional study. Prevalence is almost 3 times higher in men than in women, about 8 times higher in those who are sexually active than in those who are not, and variably higher among cigarette smokers, former and current marijuana users, and heavy alcohol drinkers.
Self-collected specimens more sensitive for HPV than a Pap testA community-based, randomized, equivalence trial conducted in Mexico suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) testing using self-collected specimens was more than 3 times more sensitive than cervical cytology samples taken in a clinician's office. The researchers say the results indicate that we may want to change to front-line, large-scale use of HPV testing in areas with limited cervical cytology availability.
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