HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

HPV PREVENTION

Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think. Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.

The good news is, there are two easy steps you can take to protect yourself:

HPV Prevention 1

HPV Vaccination

Getting vaccinated will help protect you and your loved ones from serious HPV-related diseases like cervical cancer5. When was the last time you talked to your doctor about the HPV vaccine? Make the conversation part of your next appointment.
HPV Prevention 2

Regular Check-ups

A simple Pap smear once every year or every three years13, depending on your doctor’s recommendation, can easily help you avoid devastating HPV-related diseases.5

HPV and Cervical Cancer

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 Singapore12. While the disease is most common among women aged 45-54, all ages are at risk once they are sexually active12.

SPEAK TO A DOCTOR

It can be hard to know what to ask. Here are some helpful questions you can take to your next appointment.

find a clinic

Find a clinic closest to you and set up an appointment to speak with your doctor about vaccination and screening.