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[VIDEO] How to start your next HPV test at home

  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a bug that can cause cervical cancer if the infection is left untreated for too long.
  • If the infection is caught early, it can be treated before cancer develops.
  • Doing a self-sampling test can help women check for an HPV infection more regularly than waiting to get a Pap smear — which is only every 10 years if you use state healthcare — and so help them get treatment before things get out of hand.
  • In this video experts break down how these self-sampling screening tests work.

Mohale Moloi worked at Bhekisisa as a television producer and health journalist from July 2021 to March 2024.

Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.