What is Basant?

BASANT is a novel polyherbal formulation effective against bacteria, fungi and virus causing sexually transmitted diseases in women. It is the only microbicide with wide spectrum action on a variety of genital pathogens, including HIV and HPV. It can be used for prophylactic as well as therapeutic measures.

The Technology was developed at Talwar Research Foundation, Delhi and Licensed by BCIL.Technology has been developed by a team led by Prof. G.P. Talwar, Former Director, National Institute of Immunology (NII), currently heading the Talwar Research Foundation , a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognized by DSIR, Govt of India.

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What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that are extremely common worldwide. HPV is mainly transmitted through sexual contact and most people are infected with HPV shortly after the onset of sexual activity. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is now a well-established cause of cervical cancer and there is growing evidence of HPV being a relevant factor in other ano genital cancers (anus, vulva, vagina and penis) as well as head and neck cancers.

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Available Treatments

Available cervical cancer control includes primary prevention (vaccination against HPV), secondary prevention (screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions), tertiary prevention (diagnosis and treatment of invasive cervical cancer) and palliative care.

About 96,922 new cervical cancer cases are diagnosed annually in India (estimates for 2018).

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