Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A prevalent group of viruses that can infect the skin and mucous membranes, with over 100 identified types. While many HPV strains are harmless and cause no symptoms, certain high-risk types are associated with various health concerns, including cervical cancer, other genital cancers, and genital warts.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A prevalent group of viruses that can infect the skin and mucous membranes, with over 100 identified types. While many HPV strains are harmless and cause no symptoms, certain high-risk types are associated with various health concerns, including cervical cancer, other genital cancers, and genital warts.

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  • 10 Minutes

    Testing Time

Recommended for:

  • Patients who are 21 years old and above
  • Patients with previous sexual intercourse
  • Patients who still have a cervix

Papsmear test alone has 70% chance of detecting abnormalities.
But combined with human papillomavirus (HPV) test reduces the chance of overlooking precancerous lesions to almost 0%.

 

What are the Benefits of Testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?

  • HPV awareness encourages individuals to undergo regular screenings, such as Pap smears, to detect abnormal cellular changes early.
  • Timely intervention can prevent the progression of these changes to cervical cancer.
  • HPV awareness empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their sexual health, encouraging open conversations with healthcare providers and partners and reducing the stigma associated with HPV-related conditions.
  • Helps identify women at higher risk for cervical cancer more accurately than traditional Pap smears alone. It can detect the virus even before abnormal cellular changes occur.
  • Reduce the number of false positive results compared to Pap smears. This means fewer unnecessary follow-up tests and less anxiety for patients.
  • A positive HPV test result can guide healthcare providers to conduct further evaluations and tests, such as colposcopy, to closely examine cervical tissue and determine the need for treatment.
  • The HPV test is also useful in post-treatment monitoring. It helps determine if the virus is still present after treatment for abnormal cervical changes.
  • Knowledge of HPV status empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their sexual health and take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The HPV test is not painful or uncomfortable. It involves collecting a sample of cells from the cervix, which is usually done during a routine pelvic exam.

The examiantion typically lasts for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Patients aged 21 and above are strongly encouraged to undergo HPV Test.

Patients should avoid intercourse, douching, and using vaginal medicines or spermicidal foam for 2 days before the test.

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