Getting the Facts About HPV

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HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus.  HPV is a common virus of which there are over 100 different types. Forty out of the 100 types of HVP are spread through sexual contact and can infect the genital area in a variety of ways. In many individuals, HPV does not cause symptoms and will clear up on … Read More

Boys and HPV Vaccinations

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If you are a woman or have a daughter, you have most likely heard about the vaccinations that are available to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted infections that, if left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer as well as a variety of other types of cancers affecting women.  However, many people … Read More

Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More

HPV: What is it?

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You have probably heard of HPV before but do you really know what it is?  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus: the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  There are over forty different types of HPV that can affect the genitals of males and females.  They can also affect the mouth and throat. HPV is most … Read More