About the International HPV Awareness Campaign

The International HPV Awareness Campaign is a key initiative of the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) which aims to increase public awareness of the virus as part of our mission to improve understanding of HPV and the importance of prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of papillomavirus-related diseases.

The campaign works from a belief that increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma of HPV is fundamental to the global effort to eliminate HPV and thereby to reduce the global cancer burden. By opening a conversation and providing people with the knowledge they need, the campaign aims to empower individuals and society to take effective action to reduce the harm caused by HPV.

Driven by passionate IPVS members and launched four years ago, International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th has grown to become part of the annual calendar for many organizations that are committed to addressing HPV-related cancer around the world. These organizations include over 130 civil society organizations in 54 countries that have signed up as operational campaign partners and who use our evidence-based, translated and peer-reviewed resources to build awareness of HPV within their communities.

Campaign partners and members have access to the HPV Hub, an online platform to support communication, knowledge sharing and collaboration between campaign partners and with an interest in public awareness and advocacy campaigning.

To find out more about the IPVS Awareness Campaign Committee and its members, click here.

For more information about the IHAD Campaign, or to become directly involved, visit AskAboutHPV.org or send an email to admin@askabouthpv.org.




High-level panel 2023

To commemorate the 6th Annual International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th, 2023, IPVS hosted a live, high-level panel event to explore the opportunities and challenges in increasing access to screening of cervical cancer and also the potential to screen for other HPV-related cancers, such as anal cancer and head and neck cancer caused by HPV. Our global panel of medical research experts, advocates, and HPV cancer survivors all weighed in on where we are and what needs to happen. We invite you to watch this interesting discussion, which drives home the need to talk about HPV and its cancers in order to break down stigma and motivate people to take action to protect their health.

Watch the recording of this panel event.