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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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Latest News

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:00:41 +0800 | - Pharma News
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (4vHPV) is not associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion when inadvertently given before or during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: - Pharma News)

Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Bivalent Vaccine) - updated on RxList
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0800 | RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0800 | CBC | Health
Irish health authorities will start screening women for cervical cancer with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — something a Canadian study recently recommended. (Source: CBC | Health)

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:39:56 +0800 |
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR combined vaccine) Polio, oral Rotavirus Smallpox Typhoid, oral Varicella Yellow fever Inactivated vaccines Hepatitis A Influenza, injectable Polio, injectable Rabies Typ...

HPV test is more effective than Pap smear
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 19:55:31 +0800 | Health Care:Biotechnology headlines
Pap smears are less effective at finding early abnormal precancerous cervical cells than a test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), Canadian researchers found, suggesting that doctors should routinely use both during women ’s annual screening exams.  A four-year randomized controlled study of 19,000 women reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the HPV test was more likely to pick up pre-cancerous cervical lesions earlier in the study so women were significantly… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Medical News Today: What does HPV look like in your mouth?
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can affect the mouth, as well as other places. Symptoms include small, hard bumps that can be slow-growing. Not using proper protection during oral sex is one of the causes of HPV in the mouth. There is no cure, but a vaccine can lower the risk of developing the virus. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:50:00 +0800 | Los Angeles Times - Science
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday.The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the "gold standard" of research — showed that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3 & #43; Diagnosis
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:00:28 +0800 | - Pharma News
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The use of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing versus cytology results in reduced likelihood of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) at 48 months, according to a study published in the... (Source: - Pharma News)

HPV test tops Pap smear in cancer screening study
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:01:31 +0800 | - Health
A new study finds that testing for the human papillomavirus or HPV was linked with significantly fewer cases of precancer in a 48-month period -- meaning the precancer was detected earlier -- compared with using pap smear testing. (Source: - Health)

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:07:39 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

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Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

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* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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