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International HPV Awareness Day: 4th March

4 Mar 2018

This Sunday, March 4th NOMAN will be joining forces with around 80 organizations worldwide to commemorate the 1st annual International HPV Awareness Day.

The goal of the day is to spark conversation and promote a worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research materials about human papillomaviruses (HPV) and their associated diseases. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are sexually transmitted viruses that are very common worldwide. There are more than 200 different HPV types, 80% of people will have HPV at some point in their lifetime and while for many it will cause no harm, some types of HPVs are known to cause certain cancers such as cervical, anal and oropharyngeal cancer.

International HPV Awareness Day is led by the International Papilloma Virus Society and this year the campaign message is Give Love, Not HPV. “We believe love is the foundation of a happy and healthy life. Whether it’s familial love, love between friends or romantic love, it is important that we look after and protect the people we care about.” said IPVS President Dr Silvia De San José.

NOMAN are proud to be part of an initiative to raise awareness around a ubiquitous virus which causes 5% of cancers. We will not stop until both boys and girls worldwide are vaccinated against this virus. For more information about International HPV Awareness Day visit www.givelovenothpv.org

 

 

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