- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is passed on through skin-to-skin contact around the genital area, through vaginal, anal or oral sex, and sharing sex toys. Despite it being super common, most people don’t even know they have it as it can cause no symptoms, and often clears up on its own.
- However, HPV can cause abnormal cells to form in the cervix, which can lead to cervical cancer – this is why we have those handy cervical screening tests every 3-5 years, and have a HPV vaccine scheme in secondary schools.
- For Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17th-23rd January 2022), we’ve teamed up with the brilliant Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to chat all things HPV – from busting myths and misconceptions, to signs, prevention and navigating what a positive screening result actually means.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. They provide information and support to those with cervical cancer and their loved ones, as well as running awareness campaigns and heading up new research and policy work on cervical cancer.
Register below to join The Lowdown’s Founder Alice, Medical Director Dr Melanie Davis-Hall and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust for an evening of insightful chat.
In this free webinar, you’ll learn:
- What is HPV – and what it isn’t – causes and symptoms.
- HPV results – what does a positive result mean? Navigating the process of receiving a positive result, and the potential further screening processes.
- Myth busting common misconceptions around HPV – tackling the stigma.
- We’ve also invited a Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust media volunteer to share their experience of getting a positive HPV result.
- The latest research and findings from a survey by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on personal experiences of those living with HPV.
This event took place on Wednesday 19th January, 2022.