HPV Epidemic Documentary to be Shown at Sierra Theatre

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“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” will be showing at the Sierra Community Theatre on Saturday, October 15, at 1 p.m.  This 80-minute, in-depth documentary of the stories, struggle, tragedy and triumph surrounding this complicated and often misunderstood infection is free and open to the public.

Parents, educators and health providers are all encouraged to attend.  This is especially important for parents who are making the decision whether or not to have a child age 11-26 vaccinated against HPV.  It could prove to be life saving.  Men and women are living with (and dying from) HPV-related cancers every single day.  This documentary lifts the veil and reveals some of the faces of HPV and sheds lights on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and hard truths about this widespread epidemic.  

The documentary will be followed by light refreshments and a panel discussion including Women’s Health Clinic provider Valerie Martin, ARNP, public health nurse Jill Juergensen and an HPV cancer survivor.

Those needing CEUs or CMEs will be able to receive credits for attending this documentary.  Evaluation forms and instructions for submission will be available at the event. 

This film could save your life or the life of someone you love.  For more details about the documentary or further information about HPV, please call Greene County Public Health at 515-386-3228.

This program is made possible by an Iowa Cancer Consortium grant awarded to community partners Greene County Relay for Life, Greene County Medical Center and New Opportunities.