Girls and boys should get the HPV vaccine as a series of shots.
I haven't been sexually active for many years, why do I need HPV testing?
The vaccine does not replace or decrease the need to wear condoms.
Across Canada, HPV vaccination is offered to girls through school based immunization programs.
Women need to be vaccinated before they come into contact with the virus.
If you test positive from a home test, contact your doctor or a public health clinic to confirm the test results.
Some types of HPV can cause illnesses such as genital warts or cervical cancer.
On the other hand, high-risk HPV is often associated with cervical cancer, especially when the infection stays for a long time and does not go away.
Because of its link with HPV, several women said they found it difficult telling their parents and a few were surprised at their negative reaction.
National Center for Infectious Diseases.
If present, symptoms are soreness and redness in the throat or mouth.