New York City council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness

August 18, 2014 5:17 PM

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New York City council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced at the weekend that she has a "high-risk" form of HPV to try to raise awareness about the common but often stigmatized sexually transmitted infection.

Her gynecologist gave her the diagnosis on Friday and said she would need to have a biopsy, she said in a series of messages posted to her Twitter account.

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