HPV at-home tests have a future, researchers say

However, the research team stops short of recommending at-home test kits as a cancer screening method for women infected with the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Some strains of HPV are directly linked to cervical cancer risk, while others appear to have no negative effect on a woman’s health. “We want the current screening programs to continue to run,” said Marc Arbyn. HPV tests, and not Pap smears, are “the new standard of cervical cancer detection,” Arbyn said.
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