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 do you explain that many people are infected by HPV viruses but only a few have serious problems from them?Does the chance of infection by genital types of HPV increase depending on the number of sexual partners?
- 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 testColposcopy
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV