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One Mother’s Story: The Importance of HPV Vaccination

This week of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Aug. 22-28, focuses on the important role vaccines play in protecting preteens and teens against serious diseases. 556 mais palavras

Why Vaccinate

So, I went to the HPV/Gardasil meeting in Ballincollig last night...

My thoughts on the Gardasil meeting in Ballincollig this evening. This is going to be a long post, sorry!
It was well attended, maybe 150 people there. 1.263 mais palavras


DFT: Don't Forget This! Ladies and Gents, Get Your Gardasil Vaccine. Don't Be Sorry.

So on today’s edition of DFT: Don’t Forget This!, in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, we are covering Gardasil. Now what exactly is the Gardasil vaccine? 709 mais palavras

Women's Health

I was never the type who took the time to clear her schedule for her yearly PAP smear. I did it maybe a  decade ago. It was good and dandy. 460 mais palavras


Why We Shouldn't Opt-Out of the HPV Vaccine

HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, infects approximately 14 million per year in the U.S. according to the CDC. The virus can affect both men and women, causing genital warts and even worse, vaginal, vulvar, penile and, anal cancers. 441 mais palavras

Low HPV Vaccination Rates in Tennessee: A Call for Patient Education

The Gardasil Vaccine, which has been available to both boys and girls aged 9-26 in United States for years, is a three-shot series defensive against four strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection which can lead to anal warts, and vaginal, vulvar, cervical and anal cancers.  269 mais palavras

Infectious Diseases

BM2016: 3.5 weeks to go

HPVDT has been busy with several projects running in parallel this summer. However, as the dates for  WHPSC 2016 approach, they are making final preparations for the event. 159 mais palavras