Vaccines

Sweet Harmony: ACIP Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations for Males and Females

Sweet Harmony: ACIP Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations for Males and Females

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted at their June 2019 meeting to align their HPV vaccine recommendations for males and females through age 26 and to also recommend shared clinical decision making for previously unvaccinated men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. Organized by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

June 28, 2019
Dare We Say It: Can a Nation Actually Eliminate Cervical Cancer?

Dare We Say It: Can a Nation Actually Eliminate Cervical Cancer?

It’s bold, this idea that cervical cancer can be eliminated. Increasingly, though, the “E” word is used by researchers and public health authorities in Australia as they gaze into their country’s future and gauge the impact of wide HPV vaccine coverage coupled with sophisticated cervical cancer screening tests. The land Down Under, simply put, rocks […]

June 7, 2019

Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests

Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests

Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops. We now […]

June 7, 2019
Is it time for your screen test?

Is it time for your screen test?

Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, and one important prevention tool is regular screening. At age 21, women can be screened with a Pap test. Starting at age 30, women should get an HPV test as part of screening. The HPV test can find the types of HPV (human papillomavirus) most commonly found in cervical […]

May 10, 2017

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