HPV infections are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus and effect the skin and moist membranes of the body. (Cervix, anus, mouth and throat). It can lead to genital warts, verrucae and cancers and is now the most common sexually transmitted disease in the western world.
The virus can effect both males and females and vaccination can help protect against certain HPV related cancers and diseases that may happen later in life. HPV infections rarely cause symptoms and are passed on unknowingly between sexual partners. Barrier contraception does not provide 100% protection against HPV infections.
An HPV vaccine is currently part of the NHS schedule for adolescent females and to a small population of males who are sexually active with other males.
The vaccine used by the NHS only covers four strains of the virus, however, the Gardisil 9 vaccine which is only available privately will offer protection against nine strains most commonly found to cause HPV related issues.
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It is offered to both male and female patients and given in two doses for those aged from 9 years to 14 years and in three doses to those over 15 years of age.
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