Cervical cancer: Govt aims to replace pap smear with HPV testing by 2023

Geraldine Tong

Modified 10 Aug 2020, 6:09 am

PARLIAMENT | The government is pushing to replace pap smear tests with HPV tests for cervical cancer detection by the year 2023, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.

Noor Azmi (above) said a pilot project using HPV tests had been launched in four states – Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Kedah – since Sept 2019 and the results have been encouraging...

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