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New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

HPV DNA testing recommended in all resource settings; HIV should undergo screening more often

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative women have low long-term incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+, which supports an extension of the cervical screening interval beyond five years for some, according to a study.

Additional Evidence HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appears even more effective than previously believed and protection appears to occur even when only one or two of the recommended doses are given.

HIV Infection Worsens Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer

HIV is associated with reduced cancer-specific survival among women with invasive cervical cancer.

Routine Pap Smears Improve Cervical Cancer Risk in Women Older Than 65 Years

Despite confirmation of a link between routine Pap smear screening and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women older than 65 years, most US health guidelines discourage older women from undergoing routine Pap smears unless they have pre-existing risk factors.

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