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  • • Relationship harms: Once women are told they have an abnormal Pap and that the Pap is abnormal because of a STD called HPV, most relationships are stressed as the partners attempt to understand who brought the infection to the relationship.

    Marcia G. Yerman: An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

  • Those women who do not participate in Pap screening, and who are vaccinated, will have some personal benefit for five years for Gardasil and 7.4 years for Cervarix (maybe longer), but they will not affect the population rates.

    Marcia G. Yerman: An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

  • Pap from the media, combined with completely inadequate public and private education and a visceral fear of becoming any poorer has driven the middle and lower class to join with the rich to resist any change in the status quo.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Price of Discipline

  • No. Unfortunately, therapeutic trials of HPV vaccine have shown that the vaccine doesn't cause a regression in Pap smear changes that precede cervical cancer.

    HPV Vaccine

  • Kathy Griffin Pap Smear Campaign Tells Cancer To “Suck It!”

    Kathy Griffin “American Idol” Judge?

  • "If women were participating in Pap screening, or if as a parent you educated your daughter to seek Pap screening at the appropriate age (21 years) for her entire life, then she would have been very unlikely to be at risk for being" one "and would not be" one less. "

    Marcia G. Yerman: An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

  • Under cervical cancer screening guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society in 2002 and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2003, women aged 30 or older should have both a Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, and a human papillomavirus HPV test, also called an HPV co-test.

    Annual Pap tests often ordered but unneeded

  • Under cervical cancer screening guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society in 2002 and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2003, women aged 30 or older should have both a Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, as well as an HPV test, also called an HPV co-test.

    HPV test may be better predictor of cervical cancer than pap smear

  • • False positive rate of cytology screening: Women who screen abnormal are psychologically upset, anxious and left doubting the medical process (i.e. Her Pap was abnormal, but her colposcopy and biopsy were normal, with no explanation why her Pap was abnormal).

    Marcia G. Yerman: An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

  • The life-saving test for cervical cancer, called the Pap smear, was not put into widespread use until more than a decade after it had been proven to prevent this disease, because of fears that it would undermine the private practice of medicine.

    Is There a ‘Secret History of the War on Cancer’? Ask for Yourself - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

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