Ruedi Lüthy Foundation

HPV vaccination for all girls

HPV vaccination for all girls

One year after opening, the new Women's Health Centre is in full swing, with some 350 of our patients using its services every month.

Women in particular are strongly affected by HIV, and are at greater risk of being infected than men. HIV-positive women also have a very high risk of contracting cervical cancer. The Women’s Health Centre provides specialist support and advice.

Since the end of last year, we have also been able to vaccinate all some 300 girls aged 10 to 17 receiving treatment at Newlands Clinic against the HP viruses. HPV can cause the dangerous cervical cancer, which unfortunately has a higher-than-average incidence among HIV patients.

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