HPV test of cure

In addition to HPV triage, an HPV 'Test of Cure' is being introduced for women who have undergone treatment for CIN. This means that HPV tests will be carried out on samples from women who have a normal, borderline or mild screening test result after treatment for CIN. If HPV is not found then a woman will not be recalled for screening for a further three years. If it is found, or the screening test does show an abnormality, she will be referred again to colposcopy.

Here is the report of the evaluation of the Sentinel Sites Implementation Project which considered both HPV triage and test of cure.



HPV triage and test of cure protocol flowchart (PDF 65Kb)


Fact sheets: HPV testing Information for Women

English HPV Testing Fact Sheet (275Kb PDF)

This fact sheet is designed to be given to women upon invitation for screening (including early repeat testing) and to women who have undergone treatment for CIN.

Arabic HPV Testing Fact Sheet (101Kb PDF)
Bengali HPV Testing Fact Sheet (81Kb PDF)
Simplified Chinese HPV Testing Fact Sheet (172Kb PDF)
Punjabi HPV Testing Fact Sheet (37Kb PDF)
Turkish HPV Testing Fact Sheet (58Kb PDF)
Urdu HPV Testing Fact Sheet (248Kb PDF)


More information about HPV and cervical screening