Study Proves Cervical Cancer Vaccine’s Long-Term Effectiveness

by Rachel on July 26, 2010

A new study has shown that the vaccine, Cervarix, which protects against the human papilloma virus, lasts more than six years.

Man Papimoma virus is responsible for the majority of cases of cancer of the cervix and genital warts. The British government has recently launched a campaign for all young girls vaccinated against HPV least 18 years. The virus is spread by sexual contact, but the vaccine administered to patients before they become sexually active can transfer offer protection.

Scientists at the University of New Mexico has analyzed data from more than 1,000 women aged 15-25 who had at the beginning of the study, normal cells of the cervix and no evidence of HPV.

They discovered that reviewed at the end of the study period of 6 years, which saw 700 women who completed the study, every six months, free of short-term efficacy against strains two HPV vaccine was 100% and more cons – infections long-term efficacy was 95%.

The British government has awarded the contract for the vaccination program against HPV Cervarix manufacturer Glaxo Smith Kline in part to earlier indications that the vaccine will be offered protection in the longer term that the offer of their competitors, Sanofil-Aventis, production of Gardasil.

However, there has been some criticism of this decision, that Gardasil does not protect against even 90% of genital warts that Cervarix. In a recent article in the weekly magazine “Private Eye”, an anonymous doctor said he would give his daughters Gardasil.

Although genital warts are often overlooked as a sexually transmitted disease, the condition can be very stressful. Transmitted by sexual contact, develop warts affected unslightly around her genital area. The virus can never be completely dead, although as Aldara cream Warticon and can offer some comfort to ensure that the warts are not sustainable. Both are topical creams and Warticon Aldara.


But while cases of genital warts have increased, it has a lot of media attention was drawn to cancer of the cervix uteri, the high mortality in late diagnosis a. Ultimately, the decision on vaccination is better with the girls and their parents that Gardasil is available privately for those who prefer the protection against genital warts, instead of a long-term effectiveness of time.

Abigail Levin is a writer specializing in sexual health and lifestyle issues. If you are interested in treatments such as Aldara genital wartsand Warticon, they have written pages of information on these health conditions and others.

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