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#HPV

# hpv - Monday 14 May, 2018

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.

# hpv - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# hpv - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'

Laura Brennan from Co Clare spoke about living with incurable cervical cancer, and why she wanted to feature in the HPV vaccine campaign.

# hpv - Friday 12 January, 2018

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

# hpv - Monday 2 October, 2017

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

# hpv - Friday 29 September, 2017

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

# hpv - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

# hpv - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

# hpv - Monday 4 September, 2017

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

# hpv - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

# hpv - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study

The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.

# hpv - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

# hpv - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

# hpv - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# hpv - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates

A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.

# hpv - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine HPV

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine

Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.

# hpv - Monday 15 February, 2016

Men twice as likely as women to get cancers linked to oral sex HPV

Men twice as likely as women to get cancers linked to oral sex

Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races.

# hpv - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

# hpv - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'

Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.

# hpv - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine

Abbey Colohan is just one teenager who will feature in a documentary about the vaccine.

# hpv - Friday 30 May, 2014

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.

# hpv - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gay men's health clinic turned down for vaccination funding

The National Immunisation Programme refused the request.

# hpv - Monday 26 August, 2013

HPV vaccine given to 44,000 girls – exceeding its target

The HSE has released details on the uptake rates for its 2011/2012 nationwide HPV vaccination campaign.

# hpv - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'

Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.

# hpv - Monday 23 April, 2012

Screening uncovered 12 cases of mouth cancer last year

The second annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day screening saw 83 people referred for urgent examinations and uncovered mouth cancer in 12 individuals.

# hpv - Monday 23 January, 2012

Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins

Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.

# hpv - Saturday 7 January, 2012

High take up of HPV vaccine by school girls

The free-of-charge vaccination programme has been received well by first and second year girls.

# hpv - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines

Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.

# hpv - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Increase in throat cancer caused by virus that can spread from oral sex

A study has found that the number of cases of throat cancer caused by the human papillomavirus have risen.

# hpv - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Cervical vaccine programme rolled out

Schoolgirls begin receiving cancer preventatives today.