Good news about HPV vaccine

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Registered: 08-24-2009
Good news about HPV vaccine
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 11:43am
Two recent studies have good news about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the virus that can cause cervical cancer.

In the United States, researchers at the University of North Carolina discovered that most parents of teen girls who got the HPV vaccine said their daughters didn't experience unusual pain compared to other kinds of injections. The study may help ease concern about isolated reports of excessive pain with the HPV vaccine.

Meanwhile, another study found that new cases of genital warts have declined sharply since an HPV vaccination program for teen girls and young women began in Australia in 2007.

Read more here:

HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots

Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program


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Registered: 04-07-2006
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 11:19am
Thank you for posting those links. That's very good news on both accounts.