How The Pap Smear Could Someday Become A Thing Of The Past

Posted on · Not long ago, if you wanted to know your cholesterol or testosterone levels, or whether you might be HIV positive, you had to go to a clinic or doctor's office to get tested. Today, you can do those tests at home. And, one day, there could be another test on the "at-home" list: screening for the human papilloma virus, or HPV. That's the virus that causes most cervical cancers. Testing for HPV without a trip to a doctor's office could improve the health of women in Harris County.

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