Gov Rolls Out HPV Vaccine…800 000 Girls To Benefit

THE ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) in collaboration with partners has rolled out a countrywide Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine with the aim of preventing young girls from contracting the virus when they become sexually active. By Michael Gwarisa The program is targeting girls aged nine to 14 who are believed not to be sexually active and yet to contract the HPV virus which is responsible for 99% of Cervical Cancers. Briefing Journalists Wednesday morning in Harare, Health and Child care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the roll-out…

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Oral Sex With 5 or More Partners Could Up Your Risk of HPV

While oral sex has many, many upsides, it’s actually one of the most common ways human papillomavirus (HPV) is spread. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can increase your chance of throat cancer, depending on which strain you contract. Now, further research shows that the risk of HPV is higher in men who regularly smoke cigarettes and have multiple sexual partners. A new study published in the Annals of Oncologylooked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which had data from 13,089 people ages 20-69 who participated in it…

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