HPV Vaccination (Singapore)
Dr Tan & Partners Sexual Health Clinic
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a virus that very commonly infects humans. In fact, in one study, it is estimated that up to 70% of people will get infected with HPV sometime in their lives.
HPV is very contagious and is spread by direct contact with infected skin or mucosa. Since HPV preferentially infects the penis, vagina, anus, throat and pubic region it is most commonly spread via sexual contact.
There are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Out of this 100 strains, at least 13 are considered high risk of causing cancer.