human papillomavirus (HPV)

Free Webinar: Pap smears, what's next?

Pap smears are changing. To learn more about what these changes will mean for you, join our free webinar: Pap smears, what next?

In this webinar, Lisa Peberdy, Cervical Clinical Nurse Consultant, Department of Health and Belinda Kippen, Education Team Leader at Women’s Health Queensland Wide will discuss the reasons for the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program and what that means for you or your practice.

Two-yearly Pap smears are being replaced with a five- yearly HPV test. We answer women’s important questions on the changes.

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Q I have heard that in the near future women are only going to need to have Pap smears every five years. I am 33 and my Pap smear is overdue by about 12 months. Should I just leave it now and have it when the new program starts?

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