Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

Real Women, Real Stories

New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

Expert Perspectives

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.

Created With Support

HPV After 50? It's No Joke

You can develop HPV after age 50 when a virus that was dormant for years "reactivates" decades later.

Menopause & Aging Well

HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in US

Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable, health officials reported.

Sexual Health

9 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented. Know how to prevent it and know the warning signs.

Your Health

Why do I need a Pap test and an HPV test?

Why do I need a Pap test and an HPV test?

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How often should I be screened for cervical cancer?

How often should I be screened for cervical cancer?

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Difference Between HPV Vaccine and HPV Test

I'm confused. What's the difference between the HPV vaccine and the HPV test? Should I have both?

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Human Papillomavirus, HPV

If the three letters H-P-V make you recoil, they shouldn't. Chances are, you have been infected by one or more types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and didn't even realize it. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people will become infected by at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. The CDC reports that 79 million people are currently infected with HPV. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Positive HPV Test

If my HPV test is positive, what happens next?

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