The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the number one sexually transmitted infection in the US according to the CDC. If it doesn’t go away, it causes problems like genital warts and cancer. It is contracted through sexual intercourse with someone infected with the virus.
You can even develop symptoms of the disease years after having sex with an infected person. That’s what makes HPV so dangerous. It can be spread to others easily if you engage in unprotected sex.
Dr. Wilburn at Genesis Women’s Health Provides HPV Test
One of the best things to do to protect your health is to have Dr. Wilburn screen you for HPV. If she sees that you test positive for it, she’ll give you a vaccination that helps fight the infection. Girls ages 11 to 12 should get vaccinated to prevent getting the disease.
Routine Screening & Examinations are Key to Staying Healthy
To prevent cervical cancer, you’ll want to be screened for the disease routinely. This is one of the ways you can be proactive about your health. If you don’t want to have to worry about diseases, it’s advisable to have a mutually monogamous relationship where the only person you have sex with is your partner and vice versa.
Genesis Women’s Health Services provides discreet HPV screening and vaccination. If you’re interested in learning more about the service, let us know when you call to set up an appointment. Our goal is to provide you with the women’s health services that you need to remain healthy. Let us know what we can do to make the process easier for you.
Dr. Wilburn and her staff make your visit comfortable and convenient for you. Don’t be left with unanswered questions. Protect yourself and your partner from HPV.