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Dating and HPV

Posted on: Thursday, 22nd February 2024 by

“In 2015 I went for my first cervical screening. It was a bit uncomfortable, but the result showed everything to be clear. Things changed when I went for my second in 2018. My results letter said HPV positive with moderate cell changes. 

Behind the Headlines - HPV primary screening in Northern Ireland

Posted on: Tuesday, 12th December 2023 by

Behind the headlines: Scientists develop more accurate predictive test for cervical cancer

Posted on: Wednesday, 19th October 2022 by

You might have seen stories in newspapers today about a new kind of test for detecting cervical cell changes and helping prevent cervical cancer. A new study published this week has found that a new kind of test could be more accurate at detecting cervical cell changes, and better at predicting who might develop cell changes in the future.

Time To Test: Why Pets at Home signed up

Posted on: Thursday, 8th September 2022 by

Understanding your cervical screening: Q&A with Dr Nighat Arif

Posted on: Monday, 1st August 2022 by

Gender identity in healthcare

Posted on: Thursday, 14th July 2022 by

At Jo’s, we work for women – that goes without saying – but we also recognise that not everyone with a cervix identifies as a woman. This week is Non-Binary Awareness Week, and this blog looks at the role of sample-taker and other GP staff in helping trans men and/or non-binary people with a cervix to feel welcomed and encouraged throughout their screening.

I walked out of my cervical screening, and that’s OK

Posted on: Thursday, 7th July 2022 by

Sophie Hannah, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Communications Manager, has been attending screenings for almost a decade. But after a more difficult experience than usual at her most recent screening, she’s written about what she’s planning to do differently next time.

A future free from cervical cancer should not leave disabled people behind

Posted on: Friday, 24th June 2022 by

This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an opportunity to highlight the importance of cervical screening. Along with the HPV vaccine, attending your routine cervical screening (smear test) is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

Our main focus this week has been on recognising the barriers that some face when accessing cervical screening. It’s been our hope to share experiences and tips that might make attending this test a little easier.

Cervical screening after sexual violence

Posted on: Friday, 24th June 2022 by

Behind the headlines: How often are you invited for cervical screening?

Posted on: Wednesday, 1st June 2022 by

You might have seen a story in the news today about how often women and people with a cervix are invited for cervical screening. This blog takes you behind the headlines to clear up what it’s all about and what it means for you. 

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