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Cervical screening: HPV primary screening

This leaflet is sent to women invited for cervical screening in areas where primary screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) is carried out.

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This leaflet is no longer in use. Current information is available in the invitation leaflet for cervical screening.


[Withdrawn] NHS cervical screening: cervical screening and HPV testing


HPV primary screening is used as the first test on cervical screening samples in some areas of England. Women invited for cervical screening in these areas will receive this leaflet along with the national invitation leaflet. HPV primary screening will gradually be introduced across the country.

Published 23 February 2018