International HPV (Human Papillomaviruses ) Awareness Day
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The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is the leading global authority on human papillomaviruses (HPV). Our work facilitates the worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research about HPV and related diseases.

IPVS actively promotes the translation of research results into new clinical applications and public health policies. IPVS inaugurated International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th, 2018 as part of the organization’s commitment to raising awareness of HPV.

Things to know about HPV:
- Most of us will be infected with HPV at some point in our lives
- Our bodies can usually fight off the virus. However, some types of HPV can lead to certain cancers like cervical, throat and anal cancers.
- HPV is associated with 1 in every 20 cancer cases worldwide. Preventing HPV reduces your risk of cancer.

Things to do about HPV:
- There are safe and effective vaccines available that help prevent HPV.
- Screening tests for women allow health care providers to spot HPV and treat precancerous lesions to stop cancer from developing.
- The consistent use of condoms can reduce the risk of contracting or spreading HPV by up to 70%

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