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HPV (human papillomavirus) in Singapore.

There are close to 200 types of HPV. Generally divided into extragenital and genital HPV. Genital HPV are again divided into low and high cancer risk types.

HPV / human papillomavirus.

  • 120 known human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • 51 HPV types, and 3 subtypes are genital HPV as they infect the genital mucosa.
  • 31 genital HPV types are low risk
  • 6 genital HPV types are intermediate risk
  • 17 genital HPV types are high risk

They cause

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HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:23:53 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
New European guidelines differ from American guidelines in that they recommend that gay and bisexual men get vaccinated for human papillomavirus until age 40.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

For college men, low awareness of HPV risk -- Education may help increase vaccination rate
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Male collegiate athletes have high rates of risk factors for infection with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but have low HPV vaccination rates and low awareness of their personal health risks, according to a study in the November issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Men who perform oral sex on women 'more at risk of mouth and throat cancers'
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0800 | NHS News Feed
Conclusion This study uses a large amount of national data to give us an idea about which groups of people have the greatest risk of carrying potentially cancer-causing oral HPV . But while oral HPV may increase people's risk of mouth and throat cancers, the actual number who would go on to develop cancer is extremely small. This study has limitations, which are worth bearing in mind: It only looked at whether people had oral HPV at a single point in time. This makes it difficult to know at what point they became infected and how much this could be down to other risk factors such as smoking, oral sex and number of partners. The researchers were only able to make predictions about likelihood of going on to develop cancer once infected. We cannot put a definite number to this risk. The st...

Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:10:21 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man's risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

New study finds HPV vaccine to be safe for adult women
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:22:17 +0800 | Health News -
Although most human papillomavirus prevention efforts are targeted toward adolescents, a new study found the HPV vaccine is safe for adult women. (Source: Health News -

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:52:29 +0800 | NYT Health
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)

Novan leans on its spinout, Know Bio, to bolster acne drug pipeline
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:08:19 +0800 | Health Care:Biotechnology headlines
Morrisville-based Novan (Nasdaq: NOVN) is broadening its focus through acquiring new intellectual property rights and is closing in on a deal to move its acne product forward. Through a deal with Know Bio – which was spun out from Novan prior to Novan’s IPO last year – Novan has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to applications of nitric-oxide-based products for the treatment of cancer-causing viruses. Those viruses include human papillomavirus (HPV)-associa ted sexually transmitted infections. Novan… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:10:53 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(Wiley) In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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