On an individual level, the Pap test is usually performed during the annual gynaecological examination, or every two years. In mass screening programmes for the prevention of cervical cancer, it has been proven that in women with no CIN history the Pap test can be done every two or three years. This however is decided by each woman’s physician, based on her age, history, and personal risk factors.
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
- How did I get HPV?
- When did I contract HPV and who gave it to me?
- What are the tests necessary for checking an HPV infection?
Pap testHPV DNA test
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV