It starts with you
Who’s at risk? You are.
Whether you have 1 partner or 5, are single, dating, or just exploring, everybody can get f*cked by contracting HPV. In fact, almost all unvaccinated people who are sexually active will get HPV at some point. But the good news is, it’s super simple to prevent with the HPV vaccine. Stop the spread by signing up for your shot today.
So, what is HPV anyway?
HPV, human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It’s also passed through skin-to-skin contact, so you can catch it even if you aren’t sexually active. Many people with HPV infections don’t show any symptoms, making it even easier to spread HPV, which can cause bigger issues down the road.
Genital warts? No thanks.
Genital warts are one of the most common side effects of contracting HPV and affect both men and women. In fact, more than 40 strains of HPV can affect the genitals. Depending on treatment, genital warts can last anywhere from a few months to years. Luckily, the HPV vaccine can help you avoid all of that.
Cancer? Even worse.
Most of the time, your body will take care of an HPV infection on its own, but HPV can turn into cancer some of the time. Cervical cancer, anal cancer, and other genital cancers can all occur from an HPV infection.
Prevention is the best protection
Stopping the spread of HPV is only one of the many reasons to get your shot. The HPV vaccine can also prevent six types of HPV-related cancers by preventing the infections that cause them in the first place.
Shot, Shot, Shot
After completing the 3-vaccine series,* you’re in the clear and can let out a sigh of relief that your health (and sex life) will remain intact. And don’t forget—protecting your body helps everyone!
*Only 2 vaccines are required for those under 15.
It’s safe & effective
Side effects of the vaccine are mild, and one full dose is 99% effective in preventing HPV.
You can get it for FREE
Most insurance companies cover the HPV vaccine, and there are free vaccine programs that can also help.
We can end HPV!
If we all get our vaccines, we can kiss HPV goodbye!
It’s super easy to sign up.
Now it’s time to do your part! Contact your doctor, college health clinic, or Planned Parenthood. Community clinics are also available to help you learn more.
Many pharmacies offer the HPV vaccine in-store. Find a location near you.