THINK YOU'RE NOT AT RISK FOR HPV?

THINK AGAIN.

WHAT IS HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus among sexually active adults1. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get the virus at some point in their lives2. HPV is responsible for approximately 99% of cervical cancer cases3,4.

HPV also affects men, leading to an increased risk of anal cancer and genital warts5.

WHAT IS HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus among sexually active adults1. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get the virus at some point in their lives2. HPV is responsible for approximately 99% of cervical cancer cases3,4. HPV also affects men, leading to an increased risk of anal cancer and genital warts5.

WHAT IS HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus among sexually active adults1. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get the virus at some point in their lives2. HPV is responsible for approximately 99% of cervical cancer cases3,4.

HPV also affects men, leading to an increased risk of anal cancer and genital warts5.

HPV-RELATED CANCERS

Some people find out they have HPV when genital warts appear, others when they are diagnosed with more serious conditions like cervical cancer in women, and other less common HPV cancers – like cancers of the anus, vagina, and vulva2.

You can protect yourself

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think1. The good news is you can protect yourself through vaccination and regular cervical screening for women.

Advocates share their stories

MICHELLE'S STORY

For Michelle, sharing her story was one of the hardest things she had to do. But afterwards, she regretted not doing it sooner.

GENEVIEVE'S STORY

Former Miss Malaysia Genevieve Sambhi was just 35 when she received the devastating news: she had cervical cancer.

SPEAK TO A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

Reach out to the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) for counselling support or to speak about your concerns on HPV and its prevention. You can also get in touch with Program ROSE to find out more about cervical self-screening and how to go about it.

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

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

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get the virus at some point in their lives2, and the infection can cause devastating HPV-related diseases like cervical cancer, which is a top 3 cancer in Malaysia among 5 women in 20196. Approximately 21% and 13.5% of men in Malaysia had HPV infection in the genital and anal areas respectively7, which can potentially develop into HPV-related diseases such as genital warts or anal cancer.

‘It’s Your Life, Why Take a Chance’ was launched to educate Malaysians about their risk for HPV and HPV-related cancers and diseases, and encourage them to take action through vaccination and screening for women.

SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

You can support the 'It’s Your Life' campaign by following us on Facebook and Instagram and starting a conversation about HPV, its related cancers and diseases and the importance of prevention with your loved ones.

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