There's a vaccine available that provides protection against a common virus called Human Papillomavirus or HPV. This virus can cause cervical cancer.
The HPV vaccine is offered free to Grade 4 girls in the NWT. A catch-up program will also be offered over the next 5 years for girls in grades 9-12.
What the heck is a dental dam?
Have you seen this sign posted in public places around the NWT? This has been used to alert NWT residents that there is currently an outbreak of the STI Syphilis in our communities. Check out pictures of the Syphilis bacteria & learn more about this STI under the STI section.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital warts and cancer of the cervix in some women. During regular Pap tests, samples can be also tested for presence of HPV virus. A positive HPV test only means that you have HPV in your cervix and it does not mean that you have or will develop cervical cancer.
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