HPV PREVENTION WEEK

Second Annual HPV Prevention Week

October 1-7, 2018

#CANADAvsHPV / #HPVPW18

 

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 was #CANADAvsHPV, as Canada shows international leadership in how we  – doctors, nurse practitioners, 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.

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? VISIT www.canadavshpv.ca

We hope you will join us in the #CANADAvsHPV fight for #HPVPW18!

 

 

 

Made possible through the support of Merck Canada Inc. The opinions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Merck Canada Inc.