HPV Vaccine Approved For Adults Up To 45

Peter Dazeley  Getty Images Human papilloma virus vaccine

Peter Dazeley Getty Images Human papilloma virus vaccine

You can not get HPV from the vaccine.

HPV is commonly found in sexually active individuals.

In a survey returned by more than 1,900 medical students and 1,000 residents, recognition of the link between HPV and cervical cancer was almost universal, but only about half of the respondents were aware of the relationship between HPV and head and neck cancer, Benjamin Laitman, MD, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, reported here at the 2018 meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.

Over 28,000 women die every year in the European Region of cervical cancer, and many more suffer long-term health consequences. The virus has many strains.

"We've never recommended against it, (but) it had not been FDA approved for people older than 26, and now it is". In fact, a body weakened by one battle with HPV might benefit greatly from the vaccine, Jaffy said - one reason that expanding eligibility makes sense.

"We know that HPV is the most common STI, and we know that HPV vaccine works to prevent chronic HPV infection".

According to Merck (MSD), the manufacturer of Gardasil 9, the "vaccine is indicated in the United States in females 9 through [45] years of age for the prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers caused by HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58; precancerous or dysplastic lesions caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58; and genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11".

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HPV is easy to contract and pass on to others: about 80 percent of people will be infected with one or more types of the virus at some time in their lives.

The vaccines effectiveness in men ages 27 to 45 is inferred from the data in women, from its efficacy in younger men and from evidence that it created immunity in a study of men 27 to 45-years-old.

An global research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection.

The vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus, HPV, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for men and women 27 to 45 years old. The Guardasil 9 vaccine has now been approved for people between the ages of 9 and 45. "This further illustrates the potential utility of HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men and trans women, not only for HPV prevention but also possibly for HIV prevention".

The vaccine, which protects against nine strains of HPV, is most effective when administered before any sexual activity.

"Preventing cancer with a vaccine is a dream come true as a healthcare provider". Only about 60% of teens in the US have initiated the HPV vaccine "so it's imperative that our physicians are adequately counseling patients on the manifestations of HPV", said Laitman.

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