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My Glamorous Life With HPV

“Just want to give a shout-out to all my HPV ladies out there,” is a thing I posted recently in an online forum for young women. The comment was in response to a poll that asked, “Do you have any STDs…

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Oral HPV: Another Reason to Brush and Floss

As if having sweet-smelling breath weren't reason enough to brush and floss every day, here's another reason: there's a study showing that people with good oral hygiene are less likely to have human p…

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Is Your Date Vaccinated for HPV?

The bad news: Some strains of the super-common STI human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. The good news: There's a vaccine that protects against the most common of the…

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Can Sex Toys & Kissing Give You HPV?

The latest in HPV: Good news for folks who kiss someone with oral HPV, not so much for those who share sex toys. We've said it before: human papillomavirus (HPV) is incredibly common. But scientist…

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Are Ladies Slacking on the HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine protects against cervical cancer and genital warts. The national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all girls and boys ages 11 and 12 get all three doses of t…

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Why Might Vegetarians Have Less HPV?

Cervical cancer is now considered a sexually transmitted disease. It was originally suspected as such, but now we have DNA fingerprinting proof that virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a sexual…

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Is HPV the Common Cold of the Sexually Active World?

One of my patients’ most common questions is, “Um, I’ve got some new bumps...down there. Can you check them out?” First off, if you ever notice something of concern “down there,” please go see your…

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Does the HPV Vaccine Work?

Research shows that Gardasil works—and it may work better than expected. In an article last year, we said it was still too soon to tell whether Gardasil, a vaccine that protects against 4 common st…

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Warts 101

The word "wart" brings witches and cauldrons to mind. In reality, though, we've all had them at one time or another. Watch this video to figure out which type you have and how to treat it.…

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STD Positive: Now What?

Curious as to what to do when your STD test comes back positive? Watch this for a quick tip!…

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