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New HPV vaccine would prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers

Parents deny HPV vaccine to adolescent females for fear of promoting unsafe safe sex. But where is the evidence?

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and risk of Cervical Cancer: The 16-year risk of cervical cancer for women infected with high risk types of HPV is 6 %. The risk is 12 % in case of women who tested positive on 2 occasions, two years apart. Compared to these, the risk is only 0.14% in those who repeatedly tested HPV negative.  Journal of National Cancer Institute online September 6, 2011

Oral and cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) among female sex workers: Oral HPV prevalence was 7.6 percent. 71 % of women with oral HPV were HPV-positive at the cervix; conversely 8 % of women with cervical HPV were HPV-positive in the oral cavity. International Journal of STD & AIDS November 2011; 22 (11): 655

Human papillomavirus (HPV), causative agent of cervical cancer and genital warts, is transmitted through skin-to-skin genital contact with a partner of any sex. Condom is not protective. Ann Intern Med; 2015 May 12; [e-pub]

Anal cancer is twice as common among women compared with men. Most anal cancers are related to human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16 and 18.  HPV vaccines provide protection against anal infection with HPV. The Lancet Oncology, September 2011

Cervical cancer risk was 75 times higher in women with persistent carcinogenic HPV infections than in those who were HPV-negative. Persistent infection was defined as two positive tests 2 years apart. Journal of National Cancer Institute 2011 Sep 21;103(18):1387

HPV vaccine can significantly cut the likelihood of virus-related disease, even among women who have had surgery for cervical cancer caused by HPV. British Medical Journal 27 March 2012

Patients infected with oral HPV type 16 have a fourteen times greater risk of developing HPV related head and neck cancer. Head and Neck Cancer Symposium; January 26, 2012 Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, USA
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an increasing cause of oro-pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The incidence of HPV associated cancers of throat has increased 7-fold over 30 years. International Journal of Cancer 2009; 125: 362

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