Prevention

The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. It is recommended that women aged between 25 and 64 have HPV screening and that young girls aged from 12 to 14 years old (up to 18 years old) are vaccinated against HPV.

How can an HPV infection be prevented?

  • Vaccination (recommended for young girls aged between 12 and 14)
  • Avoid all contact by the mouth and fingers with the lesions
  • Use a condom if having penetrative sex, avoiding all contact with the lesions

Sciensano compiles two reports each year documenting the evolution of STDs in Belgium. The reports are based on data-collection networks.

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