Today (March 4) is International HPV Awareness Day. Join fellow advocates and educators worldwide today in a social media campaign to destigmatize HPV and remind people that HPV was “viral before the Internet.”
What do cat videos, double rainbows, sneezing pandas and dancing sharks have in common with HPV? They are all “viral.” For this International HPV Awareness Day, our friends at the International Papillomavirus Society have developed an engaging suite of shareable graphics and videos that play to people’s love of memes and viral videos, and uses that to focus attention on HPV.
Cervivors, Let’s Layer in Cervical Cancer Prevention Messages!
The International HPV Awareness Day campaign elements are focused on HPV’s link to cancer generally, but not at all on cervical cancer. As a community of Cervivors, let’s take advantage of this opportunity to help these campaign elements “go viral” while layering in our cervical cancer education and calls to action for prevention (vaccination, HPV & Pap testing, annual well-check visits). Let’s enhance the conversations about HPV today on International HPV Awareness Day, and every day until the virus is destigmatized, HPV vaccination is broadly implemented and cervical cancer is eliminated!