Getting infected with HPV is more common than you might think.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the cause of more than 99% of cervical cancer cases. Cervical cancer is among the top three most common cancers among Malaysian women. Every day, five new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed, and two women lose the fight against this disease.
Even if you’ve only engaged in sexual activity once, or with the same partner over a long period, there is still a chance you could have the virus as HPV symptoms can develop up to 10 years later.
The good news is, there are two easy steps you can take to help protect yourself: