What is HPV
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a diverse group of viruses, encompassing over 100 different strains. Notably, high-risk strains like HPV type 16 and 18 are associated with an elevated risk of cervical cancer in women, making HPV vaccination a crucial preventive measure.
Additionally, HPV infections can manifest as genital warts and contribute to abnormal cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers in women, underlining the importance of HPV awareness and vaccination.
HPV is primarily transmitted through oral, vaginal, and anal sexual intercourse with an individual who carries the virus, emphasizing the need for informed and safe sexual practices among both men and women.
In Singapore, cervical cancer ranks as the 10th most common cancer among women. This statistic underscores the urgency of proactive measures, such as HPV vaccination and regular HPV screening, to combat the risks posed by the virus. HPV vaccination offers a vital defense against the diverse spectrum of HPV strains, protecting women from the threat of cervical cancer and related health complications. Take a step towards safeguarding your health by considering HPV vaccination today.
HPV screening plays a pivotal role in women's healthcare. This screening method is specifically designed to identify the presence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a dangerous virus responsible for cervical cancer. It is essential to note that a positive HPV screening result should not be cause for immediate alarm, as it does not inherently signify the presence of cervical cancer.
HPV Screening is only available for women and it is usually done concurrently with a PAP smear test.
Who are recommended to get HPV Screening
- Women above the age of 30 who are sexually active.
- Women with abnormal pap smear test results
HPV vaccination offers a vital defense against the diverse spectrum of HPV strains, protecting women from the threat of cervical cancer and related health complications. The HPV vaccines are recommended by MOH for all women in Singapore. Take a step towards safeguarding your health by considering HPV vaccination today.
For the gentlemen, even though there are not HPV tests available for men, they can still be vaccinated for HPV. In particular, MSMs (Men who have sex with Men) are recommended for HPV vaccination.
Regis Medical Clinic offers Gardasil as our HPV Vaccine.
|Gardasil 9 (9-Valent)|
|Protection against HPV subtype 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58
Prevention of up to 90% of cancer in the cervix
|For both male and female aged 9 - 26|
|3 Doses, at 0 month, 1 month, and 6 month.
2 doses for girls between 9 to 14 years old, at 0 month and 6 month.
*If you are above the age of 26 but still wish to have the HPV vaccine, please consult our Doctors.
*HPV Vaccines are not suitable for pregnant women or those who are allergic to HPV vaccine components. Although HPV vaccines can help prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer, regular HPV screening is still recommended.
HPV Vaccination Packages
Complete course of vaccination + HPV Screening - $1200
Prices are estimates and subject to change, please consult our clinic for latest rates
Accessibility & Support
Regis Medical GP Holland Village is located at 255 Holland Avenue Singapore, 278983Click here to view our opening hours
You can only cancel or change your appointments up to 24 hours before your appointment. You will receive your refund within 3 working days. No refund will be issued for no shows and cancellations within 24 hours before your appointment. However, if you are feeling unwell on the day of the appointment, we allow patients who have their acute illness seen at Regis Medical to reschedule their appointment without extra cost.
This policy is subject to change.
Yes. You can reschedule your appointments. However, you need to reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours before your actual appointment time. If you are unwell on the day of the appointment, we will reschedule your appointment at no extra cost if you seek medical attention at our clinic (for non-emergencies only).
You can reschedule your appointment via our booking portal. For urgent cases, please Whatsapp us @ +65 8118 5298.
HPV vaccine helps to reduce the chances of getting cervical cancer, which is the 10th most common cancer amongst women in Singapore.
Ladies are recommended to complete their HPV vaccines before the age of 26.
Even when you are above the age of 26, you can still get them before the age of 45.
Your HPV screening is considered positive if the test detected one or more high risk strains of virus in your cervix. This virus can cause cervical cancer, as well as vagina, vulva, anus, head and neck cancers.
There is currently no cure for HPV virus. Patients who test positive for HPV should be referred to a specialist for further management and tests such as colposcopy.
If you are already experiencing health issues as a result of HPV virus (i.e genital warts). You will be referred to a specialist for further treatments.