HPV, Why does it matter to me?
HPV (Human papillomavirus) can cause certain types of cancers including:
- cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers in women
- penile cancer in men
- anal cancers in both men and women
HPV vaccine prevents infection from the HPV types that cause over 90% of these cancers.
HPV is spread through intimate skin-to-skin or sexual contact.
HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some time in their lives.
Most HPV infections go away by themselves within 2 years. But sometimes HPV infections will last longer and can cause cancers later in life.
“Are you protected?”
Monday, March 2, 2020, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UC: “See you at the JAMP Health Fair for your first dose reservation.”
Students who reserved their first round of the HPV vaccine at the JAMP Health Fair on Monday, March 2, 2020, in the University Center, will need to follow up with additional doses to complete the series and to effectively confer immunity. Three doses of the HPV vaccine are required.
Students with Insurance
Students with insurance may go to the ASU Student Health Clinic to get their remaining vaccine doses.
Students without Insurance
If you don’t have insurance, you can still receive your remaining doses at La Esperanza Clinic.
La Esperanza Clinic is located at 1610 S. Chadbourne. For information about the La Esperanza Clinic, please call 325-658-5339.
Public transportation is available through the Concho Valley Transit District. Cost is just $1.00.
Take Route 1 from the S. Jackson and Vanderventer stop from ASU. Get off at the West Ave. K and S. Chadbourne Street. This same stop will also take you back to the university when you are done.