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Screening for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is now the primary test for cervical screening in England, Wales and Scotland. Cervical screening for those individuals with a cervix, routinely occurs every 3 years for those aged 25-49 (24½ in England) and every 5 years for those aged 50-64. Cervical cancer is preventable and curable, primary HPV screening can detect early changes in cervical cells allowing for effective monitoring and treatment.

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This page is a summary of: Understanding HPV and cervical screening, Practice Nursing, January 2022, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/pnur.2022.33.1.14.
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