We can’t stress enough how important it is to inform yourself, and to make sure your loved ones who are sexually active are also informed, about the dangers of human papillomavirus (HPV). This is why we are delighted to see that the Ducreay Foundation, in association with OASIS International Hospital and The Bookworm, will be hosting “We Matter,” an action and awareness event on January 31 (6-9pm) for this dangerous, yet avoidable virus.
HPV is the name for a group of viruses that affect your skin and the moist membranes lining your body. These highly contagious viruses live dormant in males and females and are most commonly spread during sexual intercourse, and can sometimes be the cause of cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions.
OASIS physicians, Dr Emily Kara and Dr Vasili Berdoukas, will be at the event dropping some essential knowledge about how to protect yourself against this prevalent virus so that you won’t be among the many who learn about it too late.
While not all strains of this disease are life-threatening, it is worth doing your research about getting vaccinated. Until last year, this vaccination wasn’t available in China, but in July Cervarix was finally approved by China’s food and drug administration. You should contact your physician during your next checkup to learn about pricing and availability of the vaccine.
To register for the January 31 event at The Bookworm, just scan the QR code above. Entry costs RMB 50 and includes a free drink.
Photos: Courtesy of organizers, belmarrahealth.com