The Human Papilloma Virus is a group of viruses which cause a number of diseases including cervical cancer, throat cancer and cancer of the anus. It can also cause sexually transmitted infections such as genital warts. Both men and women can get the HPV vaccine.
Between the ages of 9 to 13 years is the recommended time for girls to get the vaccine, while men between the ages of 11 and 21 can be immunised against this virus. Although men may not get cervical cancer, they are vulnerable to getting other health conditions such as cancer of the anus or penis, and anal, throat or genital warts. HPV causes 99% of cervical cancer cases.
Get vaccinated today against HPV! Click here to find a clinic or hospital that provides the HPV vaccination near you.