That Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common STDs and has several types that can affect the genital area (vulva, vagina, anal, penis), mouth and neck. However, it is very easy to prevent. Because there is a vaccine that can be applied to girls and boys from the age of nine.
With regard to disease, there will always be myths and taboos related to the subject. That is why Cancer Control Campaign Solve the most frequent myths because of this virus.
1. Only women get HPV.
lie! Men can also suffer from human papillomavirus because most sexually active men and women are presumed to have infectious diseases someday in their lives.
2. Only women can get HPV vaccination.
lie! Vaccine is recommended for children aged 9 years. Dosages should be applied as follows: Girls and boys aged 9 to 14; Twice a day at 6-month intervals, women and men from 15 years of age or older; After 2 doses, 4 months and 1 time, 3 doses, 2 doses, 3 doses.
3. HPV is only one kind.
lie! There are over 100 types, of which variants 16 and 18 are considered high risk and 70% Cervical cancerThis is a major cause of cancer deaths among Peruvian women. These strains can also cause vulvar, anal and vaginal cancers, and other strains such as 6 and 11 also account for 90% of genital warts.
4. HPV vaccines promote the onset of sexual activity.
lie! Vaccines protect girls only against HPV. The start of a girl's sexual activity depends on the information she receives from her parents, school and community.
5. HPV means that you have cancer.
lie! It does not mean that the human papillomavirus will cause cancer. This is because not all strains of the virus are carcinogenic.
6. There are symptoms of HPV.
lie! Most people infected with HPV have no symptoms. Therefore, affected people do not experience serious health problems. As mentioned earlier, the only symptoms of HPV are genital warts and some carcinomas.