Published Articles

Trichomoniasis rates will rise as Pap tests plummet, experts predict

A rise in cases of Trichoma vaginalis is being predicted as an unintended consequence of the switch to HPV-based cervical screening in Australia.
12 January 2018

It's goodbye to Pap smears as HPV screening kicks off

Pap smears have become history, with Australia today making a historic change to an HPV-based cervical screening pathway
30 November 2017

Key element of new cervical screening program dropped at last minute

Plans for women to be offered self-collection HPV tests under the renewed cervical screening program have been dropped at the last minute because labs are not accredited to process the tests.
29 November 2017

New cervical screening program will reduce surgery

The switch to HPV-based cervical screening in December will reduce a woman’s lifetime risk of cervical surgery compared with the current Pap test program, cancer researchers say.
26 October 2017

HPV screening comfortably beats Pap tests

The superiority of HPV screening over Pap tests for detecting cervical changes has been confirmed ahead of the launch of the renewed cervical cancer screening program.
20 September 2017