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.
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.
Did You Know?
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 and politicians – 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 RESOURCES:
HPV Prevention Week Hashtags:
ENGLISH: #HPVPW17 #CANADAvsHPV
FRENCH: #SDPVPH17 #CANADAvsVPH
Download the HPV Prevention Week Logos
HPV Prevention Week Twitter-Friendly Images
For more detailed information about HPV in Canada, click here.
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
Canadian Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/be-aware/viruses-and-bacteria/human-papillomavirus-hpv/?region=on