logging in or signing up Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination in UCC mbyrne67 Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 125 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: December 22, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript HealthWise : HealthWise Screencasts of Health Information created by UCC Student Health Department HPV VACCINATIONCERVICAL CANCER GENITAL WARTS : HPV VACCINATIONCERVICAL CANCER GENITAL WARTS PROTECT YOURSELF What’s New? : What’s New? Vaccine to prevent infection with HPV The HPV viruses responsible for 90% Genital Warts 70% Cervical Cancer Gardasil© now available in Student Health 3 Doses over a 6month period Total cost of 300 Euro What is Human Papilloma Virus? : What is Human Papilloma Virus? Very common viral infection 100 sub-types of HPV Low risk types- genital warts-non oncogenic High risk types – cervical and other cancers Frequently harmless and often cleared by immune system Occasionally persists and leads to potentially fatal illness Cervical cancer- the facts : Cervical cancer- the facts 180 new cases per year in Ireland 70 deaths per annum Caused by persistent infection with HPV HPV found in 99.7% cases of cervical cancer HPV subtypes 16 and 18 in 70% of cases May be entirely preventable HPV Vaccination Cervical Screening for over 25 year olds How is HPV contracted? : How is HPV contracted? Sexual activity: skin to skin contact Full sexual intercourse not required Condoms offer partial protection only 75% sexually active women infected at some stage in their lives What happens once you’re infected? : What happens once you’re infected? Majority of infections cleared over months Some HPV infections persist Months later:non-oncogenic HPV cause warts Years later: oncogenic HPV cause cancer No way of telling who will clear the HPV infection who will develop warts Who will develop cancer HPV progression to cancer : HPV progression to cancer Progression to cervical cancer Pre-cancerous changes to cancer Over a period of 10 to 20 years It is not an inevitable process Majority of infections are cleared Early stages of cancer can be detected It can be prevented HPV Vaccination : HPV Vaccination Gardasil© contains 4 HPV subtypes Subtypes 16 and 18: cause 70% cervical cancer Subtypes 6 and 11: case 90% genital warts Completing the course has the potential to Protect you against 90% of genital warts Protect you against at least 70% of cervical cancer Protection appears to be long-lasting Boosters not yet recommended When is it best to vaccinate? : When is it best to vaccinate? Optimal time is before exposed to HPV Before you commence sexual activity Fewer sexual partners Government Programme 11-12 year olds Catch up programme up to 15 Not provided free to college aged cohort HPV vaccine- Any use in those already sexually active? : HPV vaccine- Any use in those already sexually active? Yes! If infected with one of the HPV subtypes still offers protection against other 3 HPV subtype If cleared HPV once naturally, not certain that you will always clear it in the future Countries like US Canada Australia Earlier sexual activity and >r number partners Vaccine offered to women up to 26 years of age HPV vaccine - course : HPV vaccine - course 3 shots : Month 0,2 and 6 Cost: 100 Euro per shot 300 Euro for total course Not currently re-imbursable Private insurance or Medical card Very few adverse effects reported Mild soreness at site of injection Headache, itching, skin rash What Next? : What Next? Why not discuss this with the doctor or nurse on your next visit Remember many families have offered to pay the cost of what might be a live saving intervention, or at the very least might prevent you from contracting an embarrassing case of genital warts HPV VACCINATIONCERVICAL CANCER GENITAL WARTS : HPV VACCINATIONCERVICAL CANCER GENITAL WARTS PROTECT YOURSELF ACT NOW HealthWise : HealthWise Screencasts of Health Information created by UCC Student Health Department You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.