Our expert says:
The HPV vaccine prevents you from getting HPV which is implicated in cervical cancer. YOur GP should be able to give it to you. Check the price with him/her. It used to be about R600 a shot and you need 3. However, there are constant negotiations to bring down the price. HPV can be detected on pap smear. There are a number of STDs including gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia. There aren't vaccines for this. The best way to prevent STDs is to stay in a monogamous relationship and practice safe sex.
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