Health service delivery models for scaling use of point-of-care HPV ‘test and treat’ strategies in high-burden, low-income settings

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Andrew Vallely
Pamela Toliman


Visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid (VIA) has shown disappointing performance when used alone as part of screen and treat strategies for cervical cancer prevention in Papua New Guinea. Point-of-care testing with the Xpert® HPV assay (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) offers a new approach, enabling ‘test and treat’ services using self-collected specimens with same-day curative cervical ablation (cryotherapy or thermocoagulation).

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Human papilloma virus (HPV)

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