Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It consists of a group of more than 150 related viruses, where some types can lead to cancer or genital warts.
HPV infections usually happen through intimate skin-to-skin contact and can infect both male and female. They are so prevalent throughout the world that nearly all men and women get it at some point in their life. An infected person shows no signs or symptoms as it can develop years after being infected. Hence, it is crucial that high-risk patients get screened and vaccinated. The HPV vaccines can help to prevent infection, especially with those that most commonly cause cancer. In the Philippines, there were an estimated 6,700 new cervical cancer cases diagnosed annually, and it is one of the top 50 causes of death.
- Common warts
- Flat warts
- Genital warts
- Plantar warts
- HPV vaccination is the most effective way to prevent against some of the most common diseases such as
- Cervical cancer
- Vaginal and vulvar cancers
- Anal cancer
- Precancerous cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal lesions
- Genital warts
- HPV vaccines are approved by FDA and are recommended for both males and females ages to 26 years old.
- If you are above 26 years old, kindly speak with our doctor to find out if it is suitable for you.
It is recommended for you to ask and check with our doctor before the vaccination if you are:
- Sensitive to yeast or any component in the vaccine.
- Having a moderate or serve acute infectious diseases, kindly wait til you have recovered from the illness.
- Having a bleeding disorder that causes you to bruise or bleed easily.
- On any medication that thins your blood, kindly wait for the completion of your medicine.
- Pregnant women are recommended to postpone the vaccination until after your delivery.
- You can get HPV vaccine anytime if you are from 9 to 26 years old.