316 views | Francis Azuka | November 20, 2020
Medical expert, popularly known as Aproko Doctor has revealed certain things that people who have had sex or currently having sex should know in order to prevent certain problems in the future.
The social media influencer, in a thread on his Twitter handle on Friday, wrote:
If you’ve had sex or are currently having sex, this thread is for you. It might save you from a lot of problems in the future Are you “clean”? As long as you’re having sex, you probably have one variant of the Human Papilloma Virus that causes cervical cancer There are over 100
Out of over 100, 14 types of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can cause cancer including cancer of the cervix These viruses are very common You can get throat cancer if you give oral sex to someone who has one of these cancer-causing types Ask yourself: Has your partner tested?
Most people get this virus soon after they became sexually active. That’s the most common time for infection for most people. Then they carry it around for a long. Some variants of this HPV cause genital warts. Don’t say a person is clean just because they don’t have HIV
How can you prevent this? One way is to get the vaccination, the HPV vaccine. It is best taken before you are sexually active. Girls between 9-14 years even up to 26 can take it. Can you take if you’re older than this? Yes! But speak to you with your doctor first.
Also VERY important is getting a pap smear; this checks your cervix for signs of cancer. It can cost anywhere from N3500-N8000, some centers can charge higher. If you’re 21 to 29 years and sexually active, PLEASE GET A PAP SMEAR EVERY 3 YEARS! Or else, it’s ten ten you’re playing.
If you’re between 30 to 65 years, do yours every 3 years; or an HPV test every 5 years, or get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years See ehn, you can’t be sexually active and take this matter likely… If you’ve ever had sex, any kind at all! Don’t ignore this thread.