ABOUT HPV

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection1. Around 80% of sexually active women and men will be infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime2. Ignoring HPV infections can lead to some pretty serious diseases3. HPV infection accounts for a large percentage of HPV-related cancers and diseases worldwide1:

Cervical Cancera

Anal Cancera

Vulvar Cancera

Vaginal Cancera

Genital Wartsa

aNot all cervical precancers and lesions, vulvar and vaginal, and anal cancer cases are caused by HPV.

Since there are often no HPV symptoms or signs, anyone who is sexually active can get the virus without knowing it and then pass it on4.

HELP PREVENT HPV TODAY

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think5. If you are sexually active, you can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person.
You also can develop HPV symptoms years after having sex with someone who has the infection. This makes it hard to know when you first got it1.

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

HPV Vaccination

Getting vaccinated will help protect you and your loved ones from serious HPV-related diseases. When was the last time you talked to your doctor about the HPV vaccine? Make the conversation part of your next appointment.

Regular Check-ups and Screening

Getting regular check-ups and screening will help protect you and your loved ones from serious HPV-related diseases. When was the last time you talked to your doctor about the HPV prevention? Make the conversation part of your next appointment.

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

MY-HPV-00021 May/2022