4 out 5 women will have HPV at some stage of their live

Virtually all cervical cancer cases are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – a very common virus that affects 4 in 5 women at some stage in their life.

Most HPV infections have no symptoms, are harmless and are cleared by the body’s natural immune system; however, in some women, the HPV virus stays in the body and may lead to cervical cancer.

Anyone can test positive for HPV. Testing positive is not a reflection on you, your partner or your lifestyle. The problem is, many women think that HPV won’t affect them. They think the virus only affects women who have had many sexual partners or have poor hygiene.

This is not the case. HPV can affect anyone.

90% of HPV infections are
cleared within 2 years

  • Tell your friends about HPV 16 and 18 and the importance of testing. Early detection can help save you from cervical cancer!

    Act now!

Together, HPV 16 and 18 contribute about 70% of all cervical cancer cases.

Know the statistics

Why do I need a test for HPV 16 and 18 if I have already had a Pap smear?

Getting tested