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Bringing Awareness to Cervical Health

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) wants to spread awareness about the importance of cervical health to women everywhere. One virus that impacts thousands of women every year is HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. At any given time, 79 million Americans have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. Yearly, 13,000 HPV cases in women will turn into cervical cancer. The good news? There’s a lot that can be done to prevent cervical cancer: 1. Seek out regular screening tests and follow-up care. Cervical cancer can

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