But a statement from Public Health England says real-world data shows HPV infections have dropped from 15 per cent to fewer than two per cent in 10 years.
This is because if sexually active, females from the age of 14 to 65, can contract cervical cancer as the HPV is classified a sexually-transmitted infection and cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix; the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Strains of the Human Papillo- ma Virus (HPV) being the major cause of cervical cancer, puts over 50 million Nigerian women at risk of cervical cancer.
In the United Kingdom, women aged 25-to-64 who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for a smear test.
HPV is responsible for most cervical cancers.
Phulkari CAN, the philanthropic wing of Phulkari WOA, a leading women's organization of Amritsar conducted its 44th Cervical Cancer Awareness Session at Guru Nanak Dev University with the special efforts of Vice Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu.
The jab, which protects against other forms of cancer as well as cervical, is offered to all girls and boys aged 12 and 13.
"I was young and healthy, and hadn't experienced any symptoms, so to be told I had cervical cancer took me completely by surprise", she said.
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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is concerned that gaps in understanding could mean that what might be considered a simple HPV diagnosis could actually have a damaging effect on the lives of women.
He said the increasing rates were in part due to improved tests, meaning cancers are picked up at an even earlier age.
Professor Peter Johnson, NHS clinical director for cancer, said: "More and more young women and men are being vaccinated against HPV, the most recent figures show an increase in people getting screened and most importantly, the number of people infected with the cancer-causing viruses has fallen dramatically".
'Cervical screening remains the best way to further reduce this risk'.
"While we know we can eliminate cervical cancer one day, we have a long way to go".
If HPV is present but no cell changes have occurred, most are invited for a second screening in a year's time.
More than 350 people were made aware of the simple measures that can be adopted to prevent this 100% percent preventable cancer.