National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to Host Special One-Night Screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

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The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will host a special one-night screening of the powerful documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” on June 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Suburban Hospital Auditorium in Bethesda, MD.

In the US, almost everyone will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV vaccines are the most effective and safest way to protect against HPV-related cancers.

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has announced the Bethesda premiere of the film, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, with a special screening at Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that many know very little about. Someone You Love reveals just how dangerous this virus can be, causing six different types of cancers in both men and women. Following five brave women’s stories who are afflicted by HPV and cervical cancer, the film also interviews experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

According to NFID Board member and HPV expert, Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., M.D., "In the U.S., almost everyone will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV vaccines are the most effective and safest way to protect against HPV-related cancers."

Screening Date: June 2, 2015
Location: Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Showtime: 6:30 PM
Registration: There is no fee to attend but space is limited and pre-registration is required. For additional information and to reserve a seat, visit tugg.com/events/13536.

Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this poignant documentary takes a look into the lives of five women affected by HPV, the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical. Each of these women has an intimate story to tell. For Susie, Tamika and Christine, it’s a story of survivorship that comes with misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain and triumph. For the Forbes’ family, it’s about coping with the loss of their daughter Kristen and trying to prevent it from happening to others like her. The cameras follow Kelly, who at 31 years, began her cancer journey and epic battle to save her marriage, her career, her family and ultimately, her life. 80 percent of all people under 50 years of age will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives and most will not even realize they have it. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV and it is the second leading cancer in women. Worldwide, cervical cancer kills over 250,000 women every year.

About NFID
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases across the lifespan. For more information, visit nfid.org.

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