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Dr. Barnett Discusses HPV and Abnormal Pap Smear’s

“What is HPV”? HPV is a type of sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix. HPV is short for human papillomavirus. HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV […]

HPV and You: What You Can do About It

There are a few reasons why your healthcare provider may recommend an HPV test. If you are 21-29 years old, and HPV test could be recommended if your Pap test is abnormal or inconclusive. If you are 30 or older, HPV testing may be recommended, even if your Pap test is normal. HPV: What You […]

Key Facts: Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most women should have cervical cancer screening on a regular basis. Studies over the past decades have found that there is no […]

HPV and You: What It Is and What You Can Do

HPV is a very common virus. In fact, there are over 100 types of HPV. But only certain types cause cancer. Most sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives, though most will never know because HPV usually has no signs or symptoms. Most of the time, HPV will go away […]

How To Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Part 1)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Except for colds and flu, STDs are the most common contagious (easily spread) diseases in the United States, with millions of new cases of STD’s each year. Although some STDs can be treated and cured, others cannot. Prevention is key to fighting STDs. […]

Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is More Important Than You Thought

Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most women should have cervical cancer screening on a regular basis. Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is Done The cervix is the opening […]