Using HPV tests for cervical cancer screening and managing HPV-positive women – a practical online guide

IARC CancerBase No. 18

Smita Joshi, Partha Basu, and Eric Lucas




This online resource is designed to help health professionals involved in screening for cervical cancer and managing cervical precancerous lesions understand the principles of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and its role in cervical cancer screening. The guide describes various types of HPV tests and their selection, steps for the collection of specimens for HPV testing, interpretation of the test results, and management of women who test positive for HPV.