HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPV is the most common viral infection among sexually active adults1. Around 80% of women and men will be infected in their lifetime2. HPV is responsible for 99% of cervical cancer cases3,4.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the cause of more than 99% of cervical cancer cases. Cervical cancer is the tenth most common cancer among Singaporean women. A new case is diagnosed every two days, and one woman loses the fight against cervical cancer every five days in Singapore11.