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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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What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:39:56 +0800 | PediatricEducation.org
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 | Drugs.com - 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: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

HPV test tops Pap smear in cancer screening study
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:01:31 +0800 | CNN.com - 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: CNN.com - Health)

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:07:39 +0800 | Drugs.com - 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: Drugs.com - 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)

Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing Increased Rate of ASCUS Diagnosis With HPV Reflex Testing
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:15:17 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Does concomitantly requested high-risk human papillomavirus reflex testing bias the cytologic interpretation of Pap tests?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

New device nukes STD viruses with microwaves... including HPV
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:40:05 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) In the future, treating human papillomavirus (HPV) may be done with a microwave system. Tests with the device, a compact and portable applicator developed by Emblation Microwave, are underway and have yielded positive results thus far. According to HPV experts from the University of Glasgow, it works by delivering a precise and controlled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

FDA Approves New HPV Test that Detects and Identifies HPV Genotypes that put Women at High Risk for Cervical Cancer
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:20:07 +0800 | HSMN NewsFeed
The BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay can detect 14 high-risk HPV types and provide additional information to guide physician decision-making FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYS... Diagnostics, FDA BD , BD Onclarity, HPV assay, human papillomavirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:15:13 +0800 | WebMD Health
The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the test commonly known as the Pap test. (Source: WebMD Health)


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)
Contraception
(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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