WHAT IS THE CERVICAL SCREENING TEST?
The Cervical Screening Test (CST) aims to prevent cancer of the cervix (also called cervical cancer). Cervical cancer is preventable with regular cervical screening because pre-cancerous changes can be found and easily treated, so cancer does not develop. Most people who do develop cervical cancer have either never had cervical screening or have had screening less often then recommended. Cervical screening saves lives!
WHAT IS THE CERVIX AND WHERE IS IT?
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) and is located at the top of the vagina.
WHAT IS HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS - HPV ?
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of viruses which are extremely common in humans. There are over a hundred types of HPV that affect humans. Most are quite harmless, don’t cause any symptoms, and go away naturally over time.About forty HPV types can affect the genital area, these are called genital HPV types. Genital HPV is sexually transmissible and is the most common sexually transmissible infection in Australia. Over 80% of people will have HPV at some time in their lives.
Genital HPV is sexually transmissible and is the most common sexually transmissible...
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT is the leader in integrated sexual and reproductive health workforce development, including post-graduate sexual and reproductive health education for nurses and doctors in the ACT region.
High quality continuing professional development for the nursing and allied health workforce is central to SHFPACT’s strategic directions to ensure continuing access by the ACT community to high quality sexual and reproductive health services.
SHFPACT offers a Well Women's Screening Course specifically designed and developed to provide nurses working in primary health...
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