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HPV Awareness Day

Show your support for HPV Awareness Day by learning more about the virus and its prevention methods - stay informed and help protect yourself!
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March 4th is HPV Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world and can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. While there is no cure for HPV, there are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of infection or help prevent it from spreading. On this day, let's come together to spread knowledge about HPV and how to protect ourselves from it!

History of HPV Awareness Day

HPV Awareness Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983-84</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HPV Identified</div><div class='timeline-text'>Harald zur Hausen discovered that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, earning him a Nobel Prize in 2008.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HPV Test Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>The HPV Test was invented, able to detect several high-risk types of the virus, offering an advance over traditional Pap smears.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>HPV Vaccine Approved</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases caused by certain types of HPV, was approved by the FDA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cervarix Approved</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cervarix, the second cervical cancer vaccine, was approved by the FDA, which protects against HPV types 16 and 18.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Extended Vaccination Recommendations</div><div class='timeline-text'>The CDC started recommending the HPV vaccination for adults up to age 45 and for boys, in addition to girls.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First HPV Awareness Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first International HPV Awareness Day was officially held on March 4 to generate public awareness about the virus and its associated diseases.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate HPV Awareness Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share informative resources</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share informative resources on social media that educate your followers on the risk of HPV and the importance of getting vaccinated.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a local event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local event listings to see if there are any HPV Awareness Day events happening near you. Support the cause and raise awareness by attending these events.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a fundraiser in your community to raise money for HPV awareness initiatives, such as research studies or educational campaigns.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for volunteer opportunities in your area that focus on raising awareness about HPV and promoting vaccine initiatives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Speak out</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use the power of your voice to spread the word about the importance of HPV awareness. Talk to your family, friends, and colleagues about the risks associated with HPV and encourage them to get vaccinated.</p></div></div>

Why HPV Awareness Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>HPV is a very common infection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. It affects both men and women, and it’s estimated that nearly 80% of people will contract it at some point in their lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>HPV can cause cancer</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Some types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer as well as cancers of the penis, anus, mouth and throat. It’s incredibly important to recognize the signs and symptoms of HPV and to seek early treatment if necessary.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Knowledge leads to prevention</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By educating ourselves about HPV, we can help prevent its spread and decrease our risk of serious health complications. Raising awareness on this virus and discussing ways to protect ourselves can make all the difference in controlling its spread.</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts on HPV Awareness Day

HPV Awareness Day FAQs

When is HPV Awareness Day?

HPV Awareness Day is celebrated on March 4 every year. In 2024 HPV Awareness Day will occur on a Monday.

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