human papilloma virus


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human papilloma virus

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(Pathology) any one of a class of viruses that cause tumours, including warts, in humans. Certain strains infect the cervix and have been implicated as a cause of cervical cancer. Abbreviation: HPV
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Noun1.human papilloma virus - any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
papovavirus - any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
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Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), Human papilloma virus (HPV), Oesophageal cancer.
Vaccines for rotavirus, Japanese encephalitis, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and the human papilloma virus would be included in the covered immunization program under the bill.
Inovio announced the dosing of the first patient in a Phase 2 combination trial to evaluate MedImmune's MEDI0457 in combination with durvalumab targeting a broad array of cancers associated with the human papilloma virus, or HPV.
Some parents expressed apprehensions over the universal need and efficacy of the HPV or human papilloma virus vaccine, which has long been a subject of controversy globally.
Human Papilloma Virus can lead to tumours in both males and females and the charity wants the [euro]300 vaccination to be provided for free.
The vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) is currently offered to girls in first to third year at secondary school.
Thanks to cervical screening and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme, cervical cancer is now largely preventable - although the number of women attending cervical screening tests is now going down every year.
[USA], December 6 (ANI): Vaccinating boys against human papilloma virus (HPV) before they become sexually active may be highly effective, as according to a study males who are infected once with HPV16, a type responsible for most HPV-related cancers, are at 20 times higher risk of reinfection after an year.
Large percentage of respondents were able to identify smoking (95.1%), betel quid (82.4%), family history (76.6%) and occupation (77.6%) as risk factors of oral cancer whereas only 59.1% of respondents correctly identified HPV (human papilloma virus) a risk factor of oral cancer with higher awareness among medical personnel as compared to dental personnel (p value<0.05).
The study found it was safe to extend the gap for smear tests in older women who'd previously tested negative for the human papilloma virus, a factor in cervical cancer.
The jab protects against the human papilloma virus, which ups the risk of oral, anal and penile cancers.

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