FDA experts back Merck's application to extend the use of Gardasil to males In twin votes likely to add considerable force to U.S. marketing efforts for HPV vaccines, an FDA expert panel has voted to back GlaxoSmithKline's long delayed application to market its HPV vaccine … [Read more...] about Cervarix On Track for FDA Approval, Garasil to Have Expanded Use
HPV and Genital Warts
What are genital warts? Genital warts (condyloma) are small, fleshy growths that are found on the skin in the genital region. Most warts are painless, and many people don’t realize they have them. Occasionally, they spread and enlarge, looking like very tiny cauliflowers. The … [Read more...] about HPV and Genital Warts
HPV Testing – Is It for Me?
What is HPV? HPV, human papillomavirus, is an infection that is passed from one person to another through direct skin-to-skin contact. When genital skin (on the penis, scrotum, vulva [area near the opening to the vagina] and near the anus [rectal opening]) is involved, the … [Read more...] about HPV Testing – Is It for Me?
Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in Women
What is HPV? HPV is human papillomavirus. It is the most common viral sexually transmitted infection for both men and women. Some types of HPV are called “low risk”. Those can infect the skin around the genitals and cause genital warts. Other types of HPV are called “high … [Read more...] about Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in Women
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Justifies Expanding Gardasil to Boys
Is HPV Neck and Head Cancer Connection the Camel’s Nose Under the FDA’s Tent? A recent press release from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York caught my attention. I have been following the HPV-vaccine debate since 2005. I’ve read thousands of press … [Read more...] about Roswell Park Cancer Institute Justifies Expanding Gardasil to Boys