Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine, protects against cervical cancer, covers a longer period
Center : Women Health Center
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a virus that can easily be transmitted through skin contact, it is also a major risk factor for cervical cancer. Because it causes chronic inflammation of the cervical cells and can become cancerous cells. All women are at risk of contracting HPV, most of which are sexually transmitted, with 50-80% of sexually active women, will have been infected with HPV, which after 10-15 years of infection will develop cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer How to prevent it?
Cervical cancer It can be prevented by getting the HPV vaccine called "Gardasil", which is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer or the cervix against HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection in four strains: strain 6, 11, 16, 18. The vaccine is currently being developed, allowing it to be injected from 9-45 years of age.
Benefits of the HPV Vaccine
Vaccination against HPV is not only useful for women, but also for men. Because men can get the HPV vaccine as well, where in men can get from 9 to 26 years of age.
Benefits of the HPV Vaccine in Women
- Prevent cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and rectal cancer caused by HPV strains 16 and 18
- Prevention of genital warts Caused by HPV virus strains 6 and 11
- Prevent infection and pre-cancer conditions or cell Dysplasia caused by HPV strains 6, 11, 16 and 18
Benefits of the HPV Vaccine in Men
In men, vaccination against HPV can help prevent infection and other genital lesions and other diseases, such as:
- Prevention of rectal cancer caused by HPV strains 16 and 18.
- Prevention of genital warts Caused by HPV strains 6 and 11
- Prevent pre-cancer (Precancerous) or Dysplasia caused by HPV strains 6, 11, 16 and 18.
With three doses of the HPV vaccine, the vaccine will be 70-90% more effective in preventing pre-cancerous lesions and stimulate the immune system at a high level for more than 20 years.