Tuesday, April 10, 2007

More on HPV

This was plucked from one of the forum post, I thought this would be a useful piece of info to share with all.

Here are some fact published there:
1) About 8 out of 10 women will hv HPV by the time they are 50.
2) 7 out of 10 new HPV infections go away on their own, without causing problems, within a year.
3) Women with HPV infection that don't go away are 200-plus times more likely to develop pre-cancerous cervical disease.
4) The pap-smear test misses women with pre-cancerous cells 15-50% of the time.
5) Combining the HPV test with the pap-smear in women age 30 and older increase accuracy to nearly 100%

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