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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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Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:15:17 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Does concomitantly requested high-risk human papillomavirus reflex testing bias the cytologic interpretation of Pap tests?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer
Fri, 18 May 2018 02:00:59 +0800 | Drugs.com - Pharma News
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women, according to a review published online May 9 in the Cochrane Library. Marc Arbyn, M.D., from the Belgian Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Cochrane review backs safety of HPV vaccine in wake of claims
Wed, 09 May 2018 07:54:00 +0800 | Nursing Times
Experts who carried out a review of research on the human papillomavirus vaccine have hit out at “unjustified claims” that it can harm women for fear these could prevent them taking up the jab. (Source: Nursing Times)

Media coverage of new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
Wed, 09 May 2018 07:30:03 +0800 | Cochrane News and Events
New evidencepublished today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage.  " HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms " on CNN" HPV jab safe and effective, studies finds "on BBC Health" Major review backs cervica cancer shots, especially for teens " on Business Insider" Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? " on Medical Press" HPV vaccinations do not increase the risk of serious side effects, study finds " on PULSE" Review finds HPV vaccine highly success...

Major review backs cervical cancer shots, especially for teens
Wed, 09 May 2018 06:04:20 +0800 | Reuters: Health
(Reuters) - Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, particularly in those vaccinated between age 15 and 26, according to a large international evidence review. (Source: Reuters: Health)

HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms
Wed, 09 May 2018 06:01:06 +0800 | CNN.com - Health
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

Major study confirms HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer
Wed, 09 May 2018 06:01:06 +0800 | CNN.com - Health
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
Tue, 08 May 2018 20:27:39 +0800 | Cochrane News and Events
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls), and does not make any comments about whether boys should be given the vaccine too.  But it is an interesting question – the current argument from UK authorities is that herd immunity will protec...

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer?
Tue, 08 May 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(Wiley) New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
Tue, 08 May 2018 00:32:17 +0800 | Cochrane News and Events
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesions are known as cervical ‘precancer’ because over time they can progress to cervical cancer if left untreated.  There are many different types of HPV. Some are associ...


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Hepatitis vaccine
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with the
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