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