True or False:
FAQ About Cervical Cancer and HPV
✔ Cervical Cancer is a preventable disease and is curable if detected early
TRUE: Early detection is key (WHO).
✔ It is among the most prevalent cancers and contributes to the majority of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide
TRUE: This is because low and middle income countries do not have the same access to health resources that high-income countries have (WHO).
✔ HIV-positive women are not more vulnerable to HPV or cervical cancer than other women.
FALSE: Contrary to popular belief, HIV-positive women are more vulnerable to HPV and cervical cancer due to weakened immune systems, so extra caution and preventative measures are necessary (per WHO).
✔ HPV vaccines aren’t available for women until they have had intercourse
FALSE: Vaccines are available for girls from 9 years of age (WHO).