28 February 2021

  • On International HPV Awareness Day, 4 March, the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is calling for women to urgently attend delayed HPV appointments and for all interrupted services to re-start as thousands continue to miss out on vital HPV care due to COVID

  • HPV (human papillomavirus) is the virus ‘we can beat’: it can be entirely wiped out by the roll-out and uptake of effective medical vaccinations, screening and treatment

  • IPVS also calls for HPV equity, with 86% cases of cervical cancer occurring in developing countries that have little or no HPV prevention or treatment, and few boys vaccinated

  • One woman dies every 2 minutes from HPV-related cervical cancer and every year thousands of men die worldwide

Read the full IPVS press release here.