Category Archives: HPV Infection

What is HPV?

Q: What is HPV? A girl I’ve been sleeping with told me she has it – should I be worried? How do you get checked for it? -Matt, Brooklyn, NY A: HPV stands for human papillomavirus, and it is possibly the most common STD in the United States. HPV is known for causing genital warts, […]

GlaxoSmithKline Says HPV Vaccine Worked in Study

Reporting the results of a study published in the Lancet, GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) said Tuesday that its human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix was effective not only against HPV strains most likely to cause cervical cancer but also other strains of the STD. The subjects of the late-stage trial were 18,644 females ages 15 to 25. They […]

Farrah Fawcett, Anal Cancer, and HPV

The death of Farrah Fawcett after her long and courageous battle with anal cancer has saddened all of those who loved her. Anal cancer is closely related to the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer. This does not mean that Farrah had a history of sexual […]

Circumcision reduces risk of Herpes and HPV infection

Men who are circumcised are less likely to get sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV), but not syphilis, according to a study of adult African men published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a previous study, the same research team found that adult circumcision could reduce […]