According to a CDC publication from November 16, 2017, “HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. There are many different types of HPV. Some types can cause health problems including genital warts and cancers. But there are vaccines that can stop these health problems from happening.
You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.
Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person. You also can develop symptoms years after you have sex with someone who is infected. This makes it hard to know when you first became infected.”
Wyandot County Public Health is hosting a free community viewing of the documentary film, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic on Sunday, April 22, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Carey Link, 112 E. Findlay Street, Carey, Ohio.
Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this poignant documentary takes a look in the lives of five women affected the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical cancer. Their intimate stories shed light on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and hard truths of the widespread epidemic.
Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and 14 million people become newly infected each year. Come and learn about HPV-associated cancer and HPV vaccines to protect both boys and girls against disease, including cancer caused by HPV. Wyandot County Public Health Nurses will be available to provide additional information and resources, including information on HPV vaccines.
For additional questions about this presentation, please contact a Wyandot County Public Health Nurse at 419-294-3852.