HPV In Women

Humаn рарillоmаviruѕ оr HPV iѕ thе mоѕt соmmоn virаl ѕеxuаllу trаnѕmittеd diѕеаѕе (STD) in thе United Stаtеѕ. Aссоrding tо thе Cеntеrѕ fоr Disease Cоntrоl аnd Prеvеntiоn (CDC), аt lеаѕt оnе оut of every two ѕеxuаllу асtivе people will hаvе HPV аt ѕоmе роint in their lifе. There are predominantly, many types of HPV in women. Read More...

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HPV vaccine cuts rates of cervical pre-cancer by 57% in B.C. women

A new study shows B.C. women who took part in the province’s HPV immunization program in the past 12 years have had a 57 per cent drop in the incidence of cervical pre-cancer cells compared to unvaccinated women.

HPV, known formally as human papillomavirus, is a common sexually transmitted disease that most people will get in their lives and can lead to fatal cancers. The province implemented a school-based immunization program for girls in 2008.

“This study reinforces the tremendous importance of school-based immunization programs in our province,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming in a written statement.

According to the statement, HPV causes almost all cervical cancers. It can also cause anal and some rare penile cancers.

The HPV vaccine was first offered free to all school-age girls Grade 6 and up and was extended to boys of the same age in 2017.

‘Growing body of evidence’

The study was conducted by researchers at BC Cancer, the BC Centre for Disease Control, B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and the University of British Columbia.

It followed women who received the vaccine and linked to immunization records from the province’s cervix screening program.

“We are excited by these initial findings,” said Dr. Gina Ogilvie, professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health.

“This study contributes to the growing body of evidence highlighting the positive impact of the HPV vaccine.”

The vaccine used in 2008 protected against two types of HPV responsible for 70 per cent of all cervical cancers. Rates of cervical cancer are expected to drop even more in the upcoming years, according to the province, because today’s vaccine is more comprehensive.

The province says 200 women will get cervical cancer in B.C., and 50 of them will die of it.

It also says a third of students eligible for the

 

Source CBS News

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