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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Facts about HPV (Human Papillomavirus) 

HPV is a common virus that can cause cancers in people of all genders. Without vaccination, 80% of adults will have an HPV infection at some point in their life. In most people the virus is harmless and causes no symptoms, so you may be unaware that you have it. It is mainly spread by skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. Vaccination against HPV infection has been available for many years, and protects against HPV cancers.

 

Why get vaccinated?

The HPV vaccine prevents human papillomavirus (HPV) types that cause several cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Vaginal and vulval cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Penile cancer

The HPV vaccine also prevents HPV types that cause genital warts and will prevent most cases of genital warts.

Vaccination is not a substitute for cervical screening. This vaccine protects against most, but not all, HPV types that cause cervical cancer. All people with a cervix, including those who identify as transmen or non-binary), should still get regular cervical screening tests.

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