HPV DNA Screening Lengthens Testing Intervals

HPV DNA Screening Lengthens Testing Intervals

Cervical cancer, caused by persistent cervical infection by highrisk HPV and made worse by the HIV epidemic, remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in South Africa. The SA HPV Advisory Board previously recommended HPV-based primary screening and now international support for this approach is also mounting in view of higher sensitivity. The main advantages for South Africa is the ability to safely increase screening interval and to test cervico-vaginal self-sampled specimens.

Modern Medicine – Oct/Nov 2018