What is HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Canada and worldwide. Many types of HPV have been identified, with some leading to cancer and others to skin lesions such as anogenital warts.
What is my risk?
Anyone who has had sex is at risk for HPV. Since not all infections have symptoms or noticeable symptoms, you often cannot tell if you are infected. It is estimated that as many as 75% of sexually active men and women will have at least one anogenital HPV infection in their lifetime.
Speak with one of our healthcare professionals about preventative measures.
Get vaccinated. Vaccination should be considered for men and women over the age of 9. Speak to our healthcare professionals to understand if vaccination is right for you
What are the symptoms?
Many people who have HPV have no symptoms of the infection. Anogenital warts (also called Condylomata) are one sign of HPV infection. Many people with HPV will have no obvious signs of infection because the warts may be inside the body or if on the skin, too small to be seen.
Can HPV be treated?
There is no cure for HPV infections, but many of the symptoms are treatable.
Vaccination Consultation Details
Our consultations typically last about 30 minutes and include a comprehensive review of your vaccination and medical history. Our Nurse Practitioners will discuss recommendations and requirements based on medical history. Our consultation rooms are private and comfortable. You can usually schedule an appointment on short notice and we will do our best to accommodate you after hours.
As a one-stop medicine clinic, Summit Travel Health carries all private vaccines necessary to immunize against common and exotic illness. We pride ourselves on being vaccination experts and delivering best-in-class medical solutions to our customers.