10 things to know about the new cervical screening program

Expert tips and recommendations for performing the test

Asymptomatic sexually active women must receive an HPV test instead of a PAP smear from now on.


This HPV test is more sensitive than the Pap smear and is expected to reduce the number of new cases of cervical cancer and deaths from cervical cancer by at least 20%.

Here’s what GPs need to know about the new National Cervical Screening Program:

  1. It’s a five-yearly primary HPV