HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) are viruses that most of us have at some time of our lives. There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses and some of them come and go without any symptoms. Others can cause changes in cells which can lead to genital warts or invasive cervical cancer.
Over 170,000 women were involved in trials of HPV screenings in England, Sweden, the Netherlands and Italy. The researchers combined the individual data to find out that the HPV screening was especially effective with women aged 30 – 35 years. The study proved that HPV based screening provided 60-70% greater protection against invasive cervical cancer than cytology based screening, the British Medical Journal informed.
Prevention and early detection are key expressions when it comes to our health. If you want to check your HPV status you can book an appointment at one of our clinics or take an advantage of our walk-in service.