Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name for the group of viruses that affect your skin and the moist membranes lining your body, for example, in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat.

HPV is a common and highly contagious infection, with over three quarters of sexually active woman acquiring it at some time in their lives.

There are more than 100 types of HPV. Around 40 types of HPV infection can affect the genital area.

What do HPV infection do?

Infection with some types of HPV can cause:

  • Abnormal tissue growth and other changes to cells within your cervix, which can lead to cervical cancer
  • Genital warts, which is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK.

Other types of HPV infection can cause minor problems, such as, common skin warts and verrucas.

Vaccination against HPV

There is a vaccine available to protect against HPV called Gardasil.  Three separate vaccinations are needed over a six month period and for maximum protection it is advisable to vaccinate before sexual activity begins.

  • Gardasil is licensed for the prevention of cervical cancer and genital warts for females.
  • Boys can be vaccinated to protect against genital warts.
  • It is most effective if given before sexual activity starts.
  • Vaccination does not prevent the need for regular cervical smear tests.

For more information about the Gardail vaccine please visit:

We provide vaccinations by appointment at our clinics in Farnborough in Hampshire and Woking in Surrey. If inconvenient, please contact us to take advantage of our Mobile Clinic service.

Triple dose course

Price per dose: £150.00

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