INTERNATIONAL HPV AWARENESS DAY 2018 – KNOW THE FACTS, GET THE VACCINE

The University of Cape Town (UCT), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018. The team has organised an HPV awareness day on Friday 2nd of March 2018 at 10am, at the Health Information Centre at Baphumelele Children’s Home, Z118 Dabula Street, Khayelitsha.

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that infects most sexually active adults in the world (up to 80%). HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer cases and a major cause of oral, anal, and penile cancers, as well as genital warts. Sexually active men and women of all ages should get vaccinated for protection against these cancers as well as genital warts, experts say.

Please see the full press release attached. MEDIA RELEASE International HPV Awareness Day 2018
For further enquiries or to arrange interviews, please contact Dr Zizipho Mbulawa at zizipho.mbulawa@uct.ac.za or 021 406 6352.
 
Distributed by ScienceLink on behalf of UCT Medical Virology and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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