Home > Medical > Genital warts > HPV HPV All sections in Genital Warts » Genital Warts Overview » FAQs » HPV » Pap smear Guide » Real-life Story HPV vaccine doesn't eliminate need for Pap smear Women who've been immunised against HPV still need to go for a Pap smear every three to five years, cancer specialists say. HPV vaccine lowers need for cervical cancer screenings Harvard researchers concluded that less-intensive screening is needed among HPV-vaccinated women because their risk of developing cervical cancer is quite low. HPV vaccine does not spur riskier sex in teens Despite the fears of some parents and even a few doctors, girls who are vaccinated against HPV are not more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, Quiz Are you ready for sex? » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Sexologist » Check Are you a sex addict? » Genital warts (GRAPHIC IMAGES) 5 body flaws New vaccine provides more protection against HPV According to the FDA, a new vaccine, Gardasil 9, has the potential to prevent approximately 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. Men need vaccine against anal warts, cancer Males need access to the HPV vaccine too, say local sexual health experts. HPV, which causes cervical cancer, also raises risk for genital warts and anal cancer, especially in gay and bisexual men. HPV vaccine for gay men? Although HPV(Human papillomavirus) vaccination is generally associated with women, the British Medical Association has recently said gay men should also receive this vaccination. HPV vaccine In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, a vaccine that is highly effective in preventing persistent infection of HPV. Two-thirds of US adults carry HPV American researchers found that more than two-thirds of a test group were infected with human papillomavirus. However, only some of the strains carry the risk of cancer. Partial HPV vaccination may not stop cervical cancer Experts remain wary of partial vaccination with the human papillomavirus vaccine, since the primary goal of the vaccine is to protect women from cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) HPV is a sexually transmitted infection and is very contagious. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!