HPV (Human papilloma virus) currently is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and it can lead to various types of cervical cancer and genital warts.
According to the CDC, approximately 79 million Americans carry the virus and nearly all sexually active males and females will get some form of HPV at some point in their lives. That is why it is essential for you to take the necessary steps in order to protect yourself from the harmful virus.
At Advantage Health Care, we offer the only approved vaccine for HPV, Gardasil, which involves a series of three shots in the arm.
For more advanced cases of HPV, we also offer special colposcopy treatments for patients who have abnormal Pap smears, cervical abnormalities, or difficulties with detection of HPV. Our physicians and pathologists will coordinate how to protect you from HPV with inoculation or, if necessary, to diagnose HPV and provide the best possible treatment plan for you.
Facts on HPV Vaccines – Gardasil
The HPV vaccine available is — Gardasil which offers protection from various of the most dangerous types of HPV. Gardasil is approved for boys and men, girls and women ages 9 to 26.
If you’re sexually active, the best way to prevent HPV and other sexually transmitted infections is to stay in a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Otherwise, when you have sexual intercourse always make sure your partner uses a condom. Regular screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes of the cervix are extremely important too.
If you suspect you might have a STD, Advantage Health Care offers confidential STD Testing for your convenience.
Call us at (630)-964-0000 or Toll Free (800)-403-3033 or book your appointment online at your convenience.