HIV is caused by a virus known as a retrovirus. The combination of medications used to treat HIV is known as antiretroviral therapy (ART).
What is the HPV vaccine?
Bearing in mind that there is no cure or direct treatment for HPV, the best way to curb HPV infection is through vaccination.
While the vaccine does not provide 100% protection, it still protects against numerous high and low-risk strains of HPV. Notably, it substantially minimizes your risk of cervical cancer.
On that note, while the HPV vaccine is often marketed by the government as prevention against cervical cancer in women, the vaccine also benefits men in equal measure.
HPV vaccination may help curb conditions such as
- Vaginal, cervical, and vulva cancer in women.
- Genital warts in both men and women.
- Anal, penile, and oral cancer in men.