HPV triage

HPV Sentinel Sites Implementation Project

Experience gained from the HPV Sentinel Sites Project has enabled the programme to move forward with HPV triage of borderline changes and mild dyskaryosis and testing will now be introduced into the programme. Data from the sentinel sites indicated a large initial increase in the number of referrals to colposcopy, but this was followed by a reduction in referrals. A possible explanation for this reduction was that, at that time, referals to colposcopy had been made after the second occurrence of mild dyskaryosis.

Where HPV triage is implemented , any woman who has a cervical screening test result of borderline changes or mild dyskaryosis will automatically have an HPV test performed on her sample. If HPV is found she will be referred for colposcopy and if HPV is not found she will be returned to routine screening every 3 or 5 years depending on her age.

Here is the report of the Evaluation of Sentinel Sites for HPV Triage and Test of Cure.

Moss SM et al., HPV Testing as a triage for borderline or mild dyskaryosis on cervical cytology: results from the sentinel sites studies, British Journal of Cancer (2011)


Introducing HPV Triage and Test of Cure (PowerPoint 1.8Mb)

HPV triage and test of cure protocol flowchart August 2011 (PDF 620Kb)

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