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Cervical screening: human papillomavirus (HPV) test

This leaflet, available in 7 languages, can help women understand the human papillomavirus (HPV) test.

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Information about HPV testing for triage or test of cure is now provided in the cervical screening leaflet sent with screening invitations.

Documents

HPV testing: information for women (English)

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HPV testing: information for women (Arabic)

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HPV testing: information for women (Bengali)

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HPV testing: information for women (Simplified Chinese)

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HPV testing: information for women (Punjabi)

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HPV testing: information for women (Turkish)

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HPV testing: information for women (Urdu)

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Details

This publication explains the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) test in the NHS cervical screening programme.

It includes information about:

  • the national cervical screening programme
  • reasons to offer women a HPV test
  • how healthcare professionals perform the test
  • how people get HPV
Published 1 August 2011
Last updated 25 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Marked documents as withdrawn.
  2. First published.