IMPACT is a large multi-centre program funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health.
Its latest study will measure what types of human papillomavirus (HPV, sometimes known as the ‘wart virus’, or the virus that can cause cancer) are present in Australian men and women, now that the HPV vaccine has been introduced. This involves the collection of samples for HPV testing from healthy 18 to 35 year old volunteers.
Participants for the study are being recruited from a number of services across Australia, including sexual health clinics, general practice clinics, community-led Aboriginal Medical Services and family planning clinics. Over the next three years, IMPACT is aiming to recruit 4,300 men and women nationally.
SHQ is pleased and proud to be participating in this important piece of research! If you are interested in taking part, please chat with us when you come in about your suitability as a participant. It’s quick, easy and safe, and only takes five minutes to make an IMPACT!
More information about the study can be found at http://www.hpvimpact.com.au/