Better2Know offers you the HPV vaccine for both men and women at selected private STI clinics in the Middle East. Getting vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) will help to prevent an HPV infection. HPV has been linked to causing health complications such as Cervical Cancer and other types of cancer that can affect the penis, anus, throat or mouth.
Arrange your private HPV vaccination appointment in the Middle East now by contacting Better2Know's highly trained sexual health advisors today. Your experienced advisor will be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have, before helping you organise your confidential booking.
Better2Know provides the Gardasil 4 vaccine to protect you against a variety of different HPV types. Women should continue to receive routine PAP smear and HPV tests. Men should also get tested regularly for HPV to ensure they do not transmit the virus to any current or future sexual partners.
Gardasil 4 will prevent HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. HPV types 6 and 11 are usually the cause of Genital Warts. Types 16 and 18 are the main causes of Cervical Cancer. Though Cervical Cancer occurs in women, these types of HPV can still be passed on by infected men.
At your confidential appointment in the Middle East, you will be seen by a Better2Know doctor. Your private doctor will assess your general health before vaccination. You may be advised to postpone the vaccination if you have a fever, feel generally unwell, or have been allergic to vaccines in the past.
If your qualified doctor proceeds with the HPV vaccination, it will be administered to your upper arm or thigh. To be fully protected, you need three doses of the HPV vaccine. The second dose will be given 1 to 2 months after the first, and the third dose will be administered 6 to 12 months after the first dose.
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a group of viruses that affects your skin and the moist membranes lining your body. This includes your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. Some types of HPV can be sexually transmitted. Genital HPV infections are highly contagious and extremely common. You can acquire HPV through unprotected sexual contact such as oral, anal or vaginal sex. Penetrative sex is not required for HPV transmission, direct skin-to-skin contact is enough to result in infection. There are many types of HPV, with more than 100 strains of the virus. Around 30 strains of HPV can affect the genital areas. HPV and Genital Warts affect both men and women.
HPV is a common infection and there is currently no cure for it. In most circumstances, your immune system can clear the virus on its own over time – but not always. Treatment is available to those suffering from symptoms of HPV such as Genital Warts. This can involve Cryotherapy where the warts are frozen to destroy the diseased tissue. Better2Know can also arrange this form of Genital Wart treatment if you require it. Persistent HPV infections are recognised as a major cause of Cervical Cancer. Some types of HPV have also been linked with anal, penile and other types of cancers of the mouth and throat.
Along with HPV vaccination services, Better2Know provides a wide range of confidential STI testing options in the Middle East. You will receive fast, accurate testing for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including HPV/Genital Warts. For women who are concerned about Cervical Cancer and HPV (one of the biggest causes of Cervical Cancer), Better2Know can also arrange PAP smear and HPV tests to give you a thorough view of your cervical health.
HPV is difficult to detect as there are usually no symptoms in an infected individual. Some types of HPV are typically invisible. If symptoms of an HPV infection are present, they can manifest in the form of Genital Warts (for both men and women) or cause abnormal tissue growth and changes to the cells lining the cervix (women). Genital warts are typically small growths that can resemble raspberries or cauliflowers in or around the genital and anal area.
Genital Warts are highly contagious and direct skin-to-skin contact is enough to spread the virus between sexual partners. For women, these growths can appear around the vagina or labia (as well as inside the labial folds). Men who are infected may experience Genital Warts on the shaft, head or base of the penis. If you are suffering from any outbreaks or blemishes such as sores, ulcers, lesions or warts, you should get tested as soon as possible.
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Book your HPV vaccination appointment in the Middle East today by contacting Better2Know’s expert sexual health advisors on the number listed above. Lines are open 24/7 for your convenience. Get in touch with Better2Know today to receive expert advice on your sexual health. Alternatively, you can book online at any time using the orange button at the top of the page.