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Vaccination against human papillomavirus in the clinic K+31

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a group of viruses that are widespread in the world. They not only cause condylomas (limited papillary proliferation of the skin and mucous membranes, which has an inflammatory nature), but can also cause the development of cancer.

How does HPV affect the development of oncology?

At least 14 types of HPV are oncogenic. In 70% of cases, HPV types 16 and 18 are the cause of cervical cancer (the second most common cancer among women living in developing countries). In addition, HPV is associated with the development of cancers of the oropharynx and genital organs in women and men.

How is HPV spread?

HPV can be contracted in public by touch, but most often it is sexually transmitted.

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How to protect yourself from HPV?

To prevent and protect against infection, there are vaccines recommended by the World Health Organization and approved in Russia.

Types of vaccines:

  • Gardasil - protects against genital warts and the most oncogenic types of HPV 6,11 and 16, 18.
  • Cervarix - protects against HPV types 16 and 18.

Vaccines do not contain the viruses themselves - they only contain particles that imitate it, which create immunity for 10 years.

Who should be vaccinated and when?

The vaccine is recommended for women and men from 9 to 45 years old. Even if a certain type of HPV is already present in the body, the vaccine will help protect against other types of the virus.

Vaccination can be carried out without special examinations. At a full-time appointment, the therapist will determine the need for additional tests and studies before vaccination.

You can get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus at the K+31 clinic after an appointment with a general practitioner. The doctors of the clinic will not only help determine which type of vaccine is most optimal for you, but also determine the correct course of vaccination (depending on the individual characteristics of the organism).

It is important to remember that:

There are some less common types of HPV that the vaccine does not work for, and cancer can develop for other reasons. Therefore, regular visits to the doctor are required for early detection of the disease, when the most effective treatment is possible.

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