HPV

Relationship Between Intent to Vaccinate and the Education and Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus Among Medical School Faculty and Students in Texas - 07/29/2019

Little attention has been given to the state of human papillomavirus (HPV) education in medical schools and how this impacts future vaccination practices. We surveyed medical school faculty and students to assess the relationship between knowledge and willingness to recommend HPV vaccination.


Help Fight HPV During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - 01/10/2019

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month — a great time for physicians to promote regular screenings among patients as well as vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).


Talk to Patients About: HPV - 01/09/2019

HPV — short for human papillomavirus — is the world’s most common sexually transmitted infection. And it can cause cancer.


Get Texas Out of the HPV Vaccine Cellar - 06/11/2018

In a renewed effort to promote the health benefits of the HPV vaccine, the American Cancer Society this week launched a public awareness campaign to eliminate vaccine-preventable HPV cancers, starting with cervical cancer.  


TMA House OKs Plan to Stop Cancer Before it Starts - 05/22/2018

The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates on Saturday approved an eight-point plan designed to help reduce resistance to vaccinating children against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).


TMA HPV Policy - 04/25/2018

TMA HPV Policy


CDC Reports Focus on Texas HPV Vaccination Data - 04/25/2018

Did you know that in 2013, 85 percent of Texas girls who were unvaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) had a missed opportunity for HPV vaccination? And 93 percent of Texas girls could have started the HPV vaccine series if missed opportunities were eliminated. You'll find this and other insightful Texas-specific data in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's quarterly HPV vaccination reports.


TMA Expands Health Promotion Impact with 2018 Grants - 04/23/2018

This year TMA will have some new tools to improve the health of all Texans thanks to more than $572,000 in grants from TMA Foundation. In the fight against cancer, TMA will launch a new HPV Social Media Campaign, which


HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer - 04/20/2018

A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.


Found: The Key to Getting to “Yes” on HPV Shots - 03/15/2018

Surprise! The path to increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates lies in the patient-physician relationship ¾  in this case, it’s the parent-physician relationship ¾  new research found.


Texas HPV Vaccination Rates Lagging National Rates, Study Shows - 12/08/2017

Texas is rapidly falling behind the rest of the country in vaccinating young people against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a report released this week by The University of Texas System Office of Heath Affairs.