Mythbusting Mondays- "There's No Chance I'll Get It"

“If there was a reasonable risk of acquiring HPV, I’d get the vaccine.” – Male, 23

Here's one that I hear a lot, especially from boys. And unfortunately, there is a significant risk of getting HPV. 1 in 4 adults currently has HPV, especially among young people. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection. And because it usually doesn’t have any symptoms, you can’t tell whether or not your partner has an infection. The best thing to do to protect yourself is to get the HPV vaccine as soon as you can!

 

 

To find out where you can get the HPV vaccine, click here: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/clinical_health/hpv-vaccine-is-cancer-prevention.html

Remember, if you are 18 years or old, you do NOT need a parent’s permission to get the vaccine.

For more information about HPV, click here: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/hpv-vaccine.html

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  • Moses Jr. Mendiola
    commented 2016-12-22 15:11:05 -0600
    I learned about HIV and aids…
  • Dionte Mcknight
    commented 2016-12-15 06:35:38 -0600
    I learned from this program to always have protection while having sex you never know
  • Lito Stgo
    commented 2016-12-13 14:18:57 -0600
    I’ve learn alot!, plus it’s interesting. I learn you can get any type of sickness by just doing simple things….
  • David Santiago Jr
    commented 2016-12-09 12:40:40 -0600
    I learned to prevent STI and STD is not having sex
  • D'Andre Harris
    commented 2016-12-09 12:37:45 -0600
    I learned what the difference between STI AND STD is
  • Valentin Uriostegui
    commented 2016-12-08 16:04:30 -0600
    I learned this in sex ed
  • Destiny Dejesus
    commented 2016-12-08 16:04:14 -0600
    Sandra would get you through The toughest times and will still say positive things and what you should really Know about sex. And she’ll let you know what’s wrong about sex Or a relationship💯❣️
    Anything you need about sex Go To Sandra😜💕💅🏼❤️❣️
  • Dominique Anderson
    commented 2016-12-08 16:01:09 -0600
    I personally wrap it up, I don’t know about everybody else but you can’t trust these thotties.
  • Nakiya Turner
    commented 2016-12-08 15:58:03 -0600
    Yoo this drunk I love this program 💯😏🌍🤘😴
  • Sade Phillips
    commented 2016-12-08 15:55:00 -0600
    Wow I didn’t Know This At first I will take note and warn people About This
  • Jakyra Porter
    commented 2016-12-08 14:13:08 -0600
    Did you Know Symptoms for HIV doesn’t show? You will have to see a Doctor and Get tested to know For sure.
  • Lyssa Trujillo
    commented 2016-12-08 14:13:04 -0600
    I learned a lot from this class that will help me in the future
  • Mimi Baybe
    commented 2016-12-08 14:09:33 -0600
    Maybe with The Knowledge We Learned in this class Kids Will Protect themselves better from STDs & The Amount of people with them will decrease . I Learned a lot in this class
  • Ki'ara Moore
    commented 2016-12-08 14:03:00 -0600
    I Learned a lot from this program. Would love to take Again.
  • Ana Vazquez
    commented 2016-12-08 13:26:10 -0600
    I learned about the different types of STD’s in the YES program and ways to protect against STD’s. I also learned about different birth control options.
  • Ana Vazquez
    followed this page 2016-12-08 13:18:52 -0600
  • Selina Olivares
    commented 2016-12-06 14:46:43 -0600
    Just did the workshop !

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