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Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing lets you check if you have been infected with the HPV, which causes warts and cancers of the penis, labia, vagina, cervix, anus, mouth, and throat. Most commonly used is the Digene® test.

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HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:37:12 +0800 | TIME: Health
Pap smears, long the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, may be used less frequently under new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations, which were published Tuesday in JAMA, say that women between ages 30 and 65 can rely on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing instead of, or in addition to, Pap smears. Women in this age group should get HPV testing every five years, a Pap smear every three years or a combination of the two tests every five years, the guidelines say. HPV causes the vast majority of cervical cancer cases, according to the National Cancer Institute, which makes HPV testing an effective preventative measure. A large 2014 study found that HPV testing, which screens for common strains of the virus, may be better at detecting cervical c...

HPV Test May Replace Pap for Some Women, New Guidelines Say
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:08:04 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the HPV (human papillomavirus) test is also an option for women over 30. These women now have three choices under... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Roche is on the “SurePath” for Cervical Cancer Screening with Approval
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 00:26:14 +0800 | MDDI
Roche has won a monumental approval from FDA that stands to enhance its cervical cancer detection offerings. The Basel, Switzerland-based company has received a nod for its cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test as a first-line screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older using cervical specimens collected in SurePath preservative fluid. "Before today, laboratories did not have an FDA-approved HPV test available that could cover all of the HPV screening options supported in professional guidelines and be used with both of the primary Pap test collection media," Ann Costello, Head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics, said in a release. "With this additional approval for the cobas HPV Test, laboratories and clinicians now have an approved option that can be used for all of their HPV scree...

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0800 | CBC | Health
Irish health authorities will start screening women for cervical cancer with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — something a Canadian study recently recommended. (Source: CBC | Health)

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:39:56 +0800 |
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR combined vaccine) Polio, oral Rotavirus Smallpox Typhoid, oral Varicella Yellow fever Inactivated vaccines Hepatitis A Influenza, injectable Polio, injectable Rabies Typ...

HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:50:00 +0800 | Los Angeles Times - Science
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday.The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the "gold standard" of research — showed that the human papillomavirus... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3 & #43; Diagnosis
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:00:28 +0800 | - Pharma News
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The use of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing versus cytology results in reduced likelihood of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) at 48 months, according to a study published in the... (Source: - Pharma News)

HPV test tops Pap smear in cancer screening study
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:01:31 +0800 | - Health
A new study finds that testing for the human papillomavirus or HPV was linked with significantly fewer cases of precancer in a 48-month period -- meaning the precancer was detected earlier -- compared with using pap smear testing. (Source: - Health)

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:07:39 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Finding suggest HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier, more accurately than Pap smear
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Cancer
(JAMA Network) Nearly all cervical cancers are associated with persistent cervical infection from cancer-related human papillomavirus (HPV) strains. Testing for HPV alone, or combined with a Pap smear (cytology) for cervical screening, has been associated with increased detection of precancerous lesions compared with Pap smears alone. Some organizations have recommended primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening, while others have called for clinical trials of primary HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

Related Concepts

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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