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ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

February 1, 2017

“Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world. While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well. These days, however, cervical […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 26, 2017

 New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially with black women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy […]

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Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

January 20, 2017

Nearly half of males in the United States have genital human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published January 19 in JAMA Oncology. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and experts believe most sexually active individuals have an HPV infection at some point. CDC estimates there are 79 million total cases of HPV […]

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A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

January 4, 2017

A cure for HPV! Satisfaction guaranteed! No more outbreaks! If you’ve had an HPV diagnosis, you may have seen claims like this in your search for information on the Internet and elsewhere, often written in large bold type. In smaller type are the disclaimers: “Individual results may vary.” “This information is not intended to replace […]

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FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

October 13, 2016

On October 12th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 2-dose schedule for Merck’s Gardasil-9® HPV vaccine for males and females ages 9-14. The new schedule calls for the second dose of the vaccine to be given 6-12 months following the first. The 3-dose schedule originally licensed with the vaccine may still be used, […]

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What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

September 28, 2016

It used to be very simple—a woman had an annual Pap test. Now, Paps can be done alone or in combination with an HPV test (one HPV test can even be used for primary cervical cancer screening). Added to the mix is a set of updated guidelines that, for most women, means an annual cervical […]

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Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening

Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening

September 23, 2015

Cervical cancer screening used to all be so simple—women were told just go for your annual Pap. But now we have new tests to screen for cervical cancer, plus updated guidelines that—for most women—mean routine screening is done every few years rather than annually. The changes are confusing not only to women but their healthcare […]

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Podcast: HPV FAQs

Podcast: HPV FAQs

September 9, 2015

Most sexually active individuals are estimated to have one or more infections in their lifetime with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and, not surprisingly, ASHA receives countless HPV questions: What should I tell a partner? Will I always have it? How are HPV tests used? How well do vaccines work? In this episode of our Sex+Health […]

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