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 120 civil society organizations in 52 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 Advocacy 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 – March 4th, 2022

A live panel event was hosted on International HPV Awareness Day to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Global key opinion leaders addressed specific HPV vaccination topics that we hope will in turn strengthen strategies to realize the global cervical cancer elimination goal and reduce all types of HPV-related cancer.

Watch the recording of this panel event.