HPV testing in women aged 65 to 69 years seems to decrease cervical cancer rates

Clinical Question

Is human papillomavirus screening effective to decrease cervical cancer rates in women 65 to 69 years of age who have never been screened?

Bottom line

This initial investigation found a small benefit to HPV screening of women ages 65 to 69 years of age without recent HPV testing and were at least 5 years out from their last Pap smear.  2b

Study design: Non-randomized controlled trial

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Population-based

Reviewer

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd
Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University
Boston, MA


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ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

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Anonymous

HIV TESTING WOMEN AFTER60YRS AGE

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Anonymous

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HPV

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