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Cervical Cancer: The Silent Epidemic Sweeping Low-Income Nations, Its Ties to HIV, and the Life-Saving Power of HPV Vaccination

Cervical Cancer: The Silent Epidemic Sweeping Low-Income Nations, Its Ties to HIV, and the Life-Saving Power of HPV Vaccination

Cervical cancer, driven by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), predominantly affects young women and those with HIV, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This silent epidemic, responsible for 95% of cervical cancer cases globally, spreads primarily via sexual activity and can lead to cancer, especially in those with HIV where progression is faster. Early HPV vaccination and screening are crucial, yet, access disparity prevails in economically disadvantaged nations due to poverty, gender inequality, and inadequate health infrastructure. Addressing cervical cancer requires a multi-faceted strategy: HPV vaccination, early detection, treatment, education, tackling social inequalities, and international cooperation. Commitment to these can make the global cervical cancer elimination, set by the World Health Assembly, a plausible goal.

Full article here: https://medium.com/@lawsuithelpdesk/cervical-cancer-the-silent-epidemic-sweeping-low-income-nations-its-ties-to-hiv-and-the-3a23a032fefd