HPV PREVENTION WEEK 2017

World’s First HPV Prevention Week

October 1-7, 2017

#CANADAvsHPV / #HPVPW17

 

Join the Federation of Medical Women and numerous supporting organizations and individuals who are committed to preventing the spread of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the cancers it can cause.

HPV Prevention Week is designed to bring Canadians together to engage in a series of events and initiatives to increase awareness of an infection that is estimated to affect more than 75% of sexually active men and women in their lifetime.  The human papilloma virus causes genital warts, but persistent disease can cause 6 different types of cancer:  Oropharyngeal, Penile, Anal, Vaginal, Cervical, and Vulvar.

The inaugural theme is #CANADAvsHPV, as Canada shows international leadership in how we  – doctors, nurses, public health officials, NGOs, pharmacists, patients, government and industry – can work together to educate all Canadians to:

  • close the preventative care gap
  • encourage behaviour that could ultimately save lives.

 

GET INVOLVED!

We hope you will join us in the #CANADAvsHPV fight!


KEY MESSAGES

(click here for French version) 

  • More than 75% of sexually active men and women will be infected with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at some point in their lives.
  • HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause genital warts and six different types of cancer — Oropharyngeal, Penile, Anal, Vaginal, Cervical and Vulvar — but it is preventable.
  • The HPV vaccine is very effective for school-aged children and people of all ages.  Those with previous exposure to HPV or a history of HPV-related diseases still benefit from HPV immunization.
  • HPV is not a female-only virus. Recent data shows that more than 3500 Canadians — 1/3 of them males — are diagnosed with HPV-related cancers annually.
  • The inaugural HPV Prevention week (#HPVPW17) is October 1-7, 2017 with a mission to educate Canadians about HPV prevention. Join the conversation and share what you learn using #CANADAvsHPV.

HASHTAGS

ENGLISH:  #HPVPW17   #CANADAvsHPV

FRENCH:   #SDPVPH17  #CANADAvsVPH

LOGOS

ENGLISH HPVPW LOGO

FRENCH HPVPW LOGO

BILINGUAL HPVPW LOGO

TWITTER-FRIENDLY IMAGES

ENGLISH HPVPW IMAGE

FRENCH HPVPW IMAGE

HPV FACT SHEET

ENGLISH FACT SHEET

FRENCH FACT SHEET

HPV POSTER

ENGLISH POSTER

FRENCH POSTER

 VIDEOS






Links to HPV information on other reliable websites:

Immunize Canada https://immunize.ca/diseases-vaccines

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada http://hpvinfo.ca/

Public Health Agency of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/infectious-diseases/sexual-health-sexually-transmitted-infections/human-papillomavirus-hpv.html

World Health Organization http://www.who.int/immunization/diseases/hpv/en/

 

Organizations also committed to HPV Prevention:

Association of the Faculties of Medicine of Canada https://afmc.ca/

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network http://survivornet.ca/

Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health http://cfwh.org/

Canadian Medical Association https://www.cma.ca/

Canadian Nurses Association https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en

Canadian Pharmacists Association http://www.pharmacists.ca/

Canadian Public Health Association https://www.cpha.ca/

Canadian Skin Patient Alliance http://www.canadianskin.ca/en/

Canadian Society of Otolaryngology http://www.entcanada.org/

Canadian Society of Physician Leaders http://physicianleaders.ca/

CANImmunize https://www.canimmunize.ca/en/home

College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca/Home/

Health initiative for Men http://checkhimout.ca/

HPV Awareness Corporation http://hpvawareness.org/en/

Immunize Canada https://immunize.ca/

International Federation on Aging https://www.ifa-fiv.org/

Medical Women’s International Association http://mwia.net/

Public Health Agency of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html

Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada https://g-o-c.org/

Society of Canadian Colposcopists  http://www.colposcopycanada.org/

Tealpower http://tealpower.ca/