HPV

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

By JustMommies

HPV or Human Papillomavirus is the name given to a group of over 100 related viruses. A virus is a very tiny organism that requires special microscopes to view them. Viruses require a host cell. » Read more

6 Things You Didn't Know About the Gardasil Vaccine

There is a lot of controversy over vaccines, and especially over one being recommended for young girls before puberty, when the virus is a sexually transmitted one. Here are six things you may not know about Gardasil, which is a recombinant vaccine created for the prevention of cervical cancer. 1. Who and what is Gardasil for? » Read more

HPV Vaccine (Cervical Cancer Vaccine)

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In June of 2006, The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil -- the HPV vaccine for females between the ages of 9 and 26. In February of 2008, the FDA announced that Gardasil has been shown to help protect women against vaginal and vulvar cancers caused by HPV types 16 and 18, are believed to lead to 70% of cervical cancer cases. 
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