Aug 04 2020


When Andrew Miller was training for a marathon, he noticed after about an hour of running, his front tooth would go slightly numb, as if he’d been to the dentist. He also had occasional nosebleeds, but the Whāngarei GP didn’t think much of it.

But when he decided to get it checked out, specialists discovered cancer in his nose, which had been caused by the human papillomavirus​ (HPV).

Known as the “common cold” of sexually transmitted infections, without immunisation, around 80 per cent of sexually active adults will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives. Read More