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Men act as reservoir for HPV

Peter Griffin posted in on March 1st, 2011.

Research published today in The Lancet shows that about half of the general population in the US, Brazil and Mexico are infected with the HPV virus, and that every year, 6% of men with be infected with HPV 16, the virus which causes cervical and other cancer in women (and men). Other cancers caused by […]

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Manawatu Standard: The best shot at protection

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2010.

Janine Rankin writes in the Manawatu Standard about the gardasil vaccine, which health experts are urging young women to use to protect themselves from infection by the HPV virus. The virus is known to cause cervical cancer in some women, and some experts are hailing the vaccine as a ‘major breakthrough’, although it has become […]

Manawatu Standard: The war against cervical cancer

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2010.

Janine Rankin writes in the Manawatu Standard about the importance of detection and prevention of cervical cancer. New Zealand’s ability to do so has improved recently due to more accurate smear tests which are able to test for the HPV virus at the same time, and professional are also urging young women to be vaccinated. […]

Vaccine safety experts blast media reporting on Gardasil

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 15th, 2010.

Several recent media reports have questioned the safety record of Gardasil, the human papiloma virus (HPV) vaccine offered free-of-charge to teenage girls in New Zealand, and have linked various adverse effects to the vaccine: Timaru Herald: Call to shelve vaccine over adverse reactions TVNZ Breakfast: Gardasil Timaru TVNZ: West Coast school refuses Gardasil vaccine Experts […]

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