Study shows HPV home testing could improve cervical screening uptake

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 16 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1734
  1. Susan Mayor

    One in 10 women who fail to respond to invitations for cervical screening respond to being sent a self sample human papilloma virus (HPV) test at home, shows a UK study that suggests this approach might help to increase screening.

    The study included randomly selected 3000 women from Westminster Primary Care Trust who had not responded to at least two invitations to attend for cervical screening.

    Self sample HPV test kits were sent to half of these women, while the …

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