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On May 30, 2017, The FMWC launched the World’s first HPV Prevention Week, to be held the first week of October every year. This inaugural year, HPV Prevention Week will be held from October 1 to 7, 2017.

 Click here to watch the announcement

We are also incredibly proud to share clips of the following #HPVPW17 Statements made in the House of Commons:

Hon. Peter Kent (Conservative-ON)

Eva Nassif (Liberal-QC)




Brigitte Sansoucy (NDP-QC)

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 as many as 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.

Michelle is Cervical Cancer Survivor – watch her story:


Did You Know?

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) is currently the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, and can lead to serious long-term health conditions.[1]
  • Results from a retrospective study have shown that seven HPV types (16,18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) are responsible for 90% of invasive cervical cancer cases in the world.[2]
  • Infection with high-risk HPV types is also linked to cancers of the penis, anus, vulva, vagina, as well as the mouth and throat.[3]

The 2017 Theme is #CANADAvsHPV

The inaugural theme is #CANADAvsHPV, and speaks to how Canada can show 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, and encourage behaviour that could ultimately save lives. We are looking forward to seeing how Canadians will lead the way in sparking a global conversation on HPV disease prevention.


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

Please use the 2017 hashtags, #HPVPW17 and #CANADAvsHPV, and use the resource materials below to add your voice to ours, and help end the spread of this infection.

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 HPV Prevention Week Hashtags:



Download the HPV Prevention Week Logos




HPV Prevention Week Twitter-Friendly Images

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 HPV Facts

ENGLISH Fact Sheet

FRENCH Fact Sheet

For more detailed information about HPV in Canada, click here.


[1]HPVinfo.ca: http://hpvinfo.ca/what-is-hpv/

[2]Lancet Oncol 2010; 11: 1048–56 - Human papillomavirus genotype attribution in invasive cervical cancer: a retrospective cross-sectional worldwide study; October 18, 2010; DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70230-8

[3]Canadian Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/be-aware/viruses-and-bacteria/human-papillomavirus-hpv/?region=on