HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

The good news is, there are two easy steps you can take to protect yourself:

Vaccination

When was the last time you talked to your doctor about the HPV vaccine? If you go for regular Pap smear tests and proactively seek contraceptive options, make a conversation about HPV vaccination part of your appointment. Getting vaccinated will help protect you and your loved ones from serious HPV-related diseases like cervical cancer. If you or your loved ones have not been vaccinated, you should talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccine today.

Regular Check-ups

A simple Pap smear once every year or every three years6, depending on your doctor’s recommendation, can easily help you avoid devastating HPV-related diseases.

HPV and Cervical Cancer

HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancer cases. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Malaysian women. Everyday, five new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed, and two women lose the fight against this disease.

SPEAK TO A DOCTOR

It can be hard to know what to say. Here are some helpful questions you can take to your next appointment.

Make an appointment

Find a clinic closest to you and set up an appointment to speak with your doctor about vaccination and screening.