The controversial test that's poised to replace the Pap smear

January 8, 2015 10:16 PM

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Not everyone agrees with the new guidance: some argue more HPV testing will lead to an over-diagnosis and treatment of infections that may resolve on their own.

The Pap smear would still be the primary screening method in women under 25, and would be used to look for irregular cells in some older women who get a positive result from the HPV test.

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