Human papilloma virus is the main cause of cervical cancer.
• HPV is a widely spread virus that is easily transmitted through sexual contact with infected person
• Two HPV types 16th and 18th cause 70 % of cervical cancers. high-risk factors are: early first sexual intercourse, multiple sexual partners, tobacco use
• The majority of HPV infections do not cause symptoms. symptoms appear only after the cancer has reached an advanced stage
• HPV Vaccine protects against HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18.
• Vaccines are safe and very effective in preventing infection. Clinical trial results show that nearly 100% of vaccinated person have a sufficient number of antibodies and are protected.
• Worldwide, millions of girls and women receive HPV vaccine without serious side effects.
• 2017 the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 71 countries( including 11 for boys)
• The vaccine works against cervical cancer but don’t provide prevention of HIV or sexually transmitted diseases also does not prevent pregnancy.