The importance of HPV vaccination –

TRIBUN-BALI.COM – Reason cervical cancer it is clearly known to be the result of an HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection.

HPV was detected in 99.7%. cervical cancerso that HPV infection is the key to the disease cervical cancer. HPV infection is also found in cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, larynx, oropharynx, and oral cavity.

Worldwide 1 woman dies every 2 minutes cervical cancerin Asia-Pacific, 1 woman dies every 4 minutes cervical cancer while in Indonesia 1 woman dies every hour cervical cancer.

Epidemiological studies show that every woman has an 80% risk of being infected with HPV and a 50% risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infection.

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Vaccination is a way to actively increase a person’s immunity to an antigen, so that, when exposed to the same antigen, disease does not occur.

Immunization in adults can prevent death 100 times by preventing disease compared to childhood vaccines.

The results of a long study showed that vaccination stimulates the formation of serum antibodies.

Antibodies Vaccine-induced serum may ooze at the site of infection.

The higher the level of serum antibodies, the higher the level of antibodies at the site of infection, so that the antibody neutralizes itself and prevents the virus from entering the body’s cells.

HPV vaccination is very effective in preventing cervical cancer. The two vaccines currently licensed are the quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil, contains protection against HPV types 16 and 18 in addition to types 6, 11) and the bivalent vaccine (Cervarix, protection against HPV types 16 and 18 only).

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