We need to counter HPV fake news


Despite the HPV vaccine being available for the past decade there is still widespread ignorance about cervical cancer, particularly among certain cultural groups and those with low English literacy.

Many women do not have regular checks because they don’t understand how the cancer develops, despite years of promotion for the Pap test.

The change in the national screening program to the Cervical Screening Test for HPV DNA provides a new opportunity to educate women about prevention.

Too often, public health messaging assumes high levels