7 Facts About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of very common viruses that typically have no symptoms, so you probably won’t even know you have it. HPV does not cause any problems in most people, but some types of HPV can cause genital warts or different types of cancer including the cervical, anus, and penile. Most people (teens and adults) will get some type of HPV in their life.

These infections are often transmitted sexually or through skin-to-skin contact. HPV is completely preventable with the HPV vaccine which can help protect against the strains of HPV most likely to cause genital warts or cervical cancer.

Miles Pharmacy offers HPV Vaccine services in Banstead, Worcester, and Sutton. Call or visit us online to make your appointment today!

7 Key Facts About HPV

1.    HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK, with nearly 80 million individuals with HPV, most of whom are in their teens and early 20s.

2.    2 different types of HPV cause 70% of all cervical cancer in women. More than 12,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

3.    HPV Vaccination at an early age can help prevent HPV.

4.    Routine HPV vaccination is recommended starting at 11-12 years old — but can also be given to certain adults up to age 45.

5.    Cervical cancer could be first cancer to be eliminated if the majority of the population (men and women) get the HPV vaccination.

6.    HPV may cause genital warts in men and women.

7.    HPV vaccines are safe and effective

How The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is Spread

HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact. Although HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK, sexual intercourse is not required for transmission.

Many types of HPV are easy to catch and transmit because they affect the throat. mouth, or genital area.

Three out of four adults will have at least one HPV infection before the age of 30.

You can get HPV from:

  • any skin-to-skin contact in the genital area
  • vaginal, anal, or oral sex
  • sharing sex toys

Visit any Miles Pharmacy branch in South London for your HPV Vaccine service in Worcester Park, Banstead, or Sutton. The HPV vaccine is available for children, teens, and adults. You can also get tested for HPV at any of our locations. Call or book an appointment online today!