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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016

After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the risk for sexually transmitted infections excluding HPV, according to recent research in Vaccine.

“Concerns have been raised by parents and clinicians that some girls who received the HPV vaccine may incorrectly perceive themselves to be at less risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) other than HPV and thus may engage in riskier sexual behaviors,” Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD, MS, of the division of adolescent and transition medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, the aim of the current study was to examine the associations between HPV vaccine-related risk perceptions and subsequent sexual behaviors and STI diagnosis … following the first HPV vaccine dose.”

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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Males more frequently infected with invasive pneumococcal diseases

June 13, 2016
A recent analysis of CDC surveillance data suggested that male invasive pneumococcal disease rates were significantly greater than those of females…

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Varicella vaccination still cost-effective despite hypothesized shortened asthma onset

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Concomitant vaccine-related febrile seizures rare among infants

June 8, 2016
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Google search trends effective for outbreak surveillance

June 7, 2016
Recent research confirmed the epidemiological utility of search engine queries by revealing increased searches in areas during illness seasons and…

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Enhanced communication improves HPV vaccination completion rates

June 3, 2016
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Tdap administration safe during pregnancy

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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

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