For most people, human papillomavirus (HPV) clears up on its own. But for others who don’t clear the virus, certain types of HPV can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females and anal cancer in both males and females. Other types can cause genital warts in both males and females.
HPV is a very common infection. 8 in 10 sexually active people will be infected in their lifetime with at least one type of HPV.
Cervical cancer is the second mortality cause from cancer at all Romanian women and the main mortality cause from cancer at women aged 15-44.1
Each year, it is estimated that 3300 Romanian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, while 1700 lose the fight with this disease.2
Stay healthy - Talk to Your Health Care Provider about HPV vaccination!
Cervical cancer and HPV-related diseases are important health issues that should receive adequate medical attention. In order to prevent an undesired outcome and to stay safe from cervical cancer or any other diseases, regular checkups with your General Practitioner and your gynecologist are recommended.
Find out more about HPV-related diseases and cervical cancer prevention on: www.protejează-tedeHPV.ro
1 Bruni L, et al., "ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cancer (HPV Information Centre). Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases in Romania". Summary Report 2016-02-26. Data Accesării: Martie 2019.
2 The International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) – Globocan 2018, Global Cancer Observatory https://gco.iarc.fr/today/data/factsheets/populations/642-romania-fact-sheets.pdf Data Accesării: Martie 2019.