HPV is a common virus, and while many people can contract HPV and fight it with no future issues, it can cause cervical cancer. HPV is found in 99% of cervical cancers.
The best way to fight HPV is to stop it from happening at all, which means getting vaccinated and following up with regular checkups and screenings. Cervical dysplasia, or pre-cancer, can be detected and treated early on with proper screenings. Women with a history of negative pap and HPV tests should be screened every five years. If you have a history of abnormal pap or positive HPV tests, you should speak with your doctor about your risk and screenings.
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