Can you advise people on the human papillomavirus vaccine?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been used in the UK since 2008. It is now used widely around the world and the evidence of efficacy is compelling. This CPD challenge is designed to help you begin to build your knowledge and expertise in this area and in particular, helps you address common myths around this vaccine.

1. What year was the human papillomavirus vaccine first used in the UK?

Question 1 of 8

2. True or false in the UK only 10% of parents choose to accept the HPV vaccine for their children?

Question 2 of 8

3. True or false the majority of women aged 15 to 24 years in England have now been given the HPV vaccine?

Question 3 of 8

4. Ture or false safe sex with condoms completely prevent the risk of infection with HPV?

Question 4 of 8

5. True or false HPV can spread by skin to skin contact?

Question 5 of 8

6. True or false in England in recent years there has been a significant increase in infections with the two main HPV types that can cause cancer (types 16 and 18)?

Question 6 of 8

7. True or false the number of precancerous lesions in the cervix has fallen by over 70% since the programme began in Scotland?

Question 7 of 8

8. True or false there is an extensive evidence base that indicates that the HPV vaccine causes serious long term illness?

Question 8 of 8


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