The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last week showing that the overall rates of HPV vaccine increased only slightly between 2013 and 2014 but some communities of color made large strides in vaccinating their young people.
This week, New York state lawmakers took on a policy of using condoms as evidence of prostitution, a plan to sell condoms in middle and high schools in China met some skepticism, and the FDA approved a panel suggestion about HPV test. Plus, happy Masturbation Month!
While we await the expected and demonstrated good news of few cervical and other cancer deaths among person immunized against HPV, a recent study from Denmark already shows us that vaccination can significantly reduce genital warts.
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. Approximately 75 percent of all sexually active individuals will contract HPV at some time in their lives. There are many different strains of HPV, some more dangerous than others. Here is what you need to know.