Why test for HPV?

Cervical cancer is the second-most-common cancer
affecting women worldwide. HPV - for Human Papillomavirus - is the main cause of this severe disease.

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Protect yourself against cervical cancer. Learn about HPV testing.
Cervical cancer can easily be prevented. Its cause is known: the human papillomavirus (HPV). Today, technologies are available to test for the cancer-causing types of HPV and determine if you may be at risk. We invite you to learn more about HPV testing together with your Pap and reduce your risk of cervical cancer.
Understand what the HPV test is, how it differs from the Pap, and why it is recommended for use in women age 30+
Learn how to ask for the test, and what your results mean.
Learn key points about HPV and access our detailed FAQs