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Old 09-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Re: What is the science behind Pap Smear screening guidelines?

The purpose of a pap smear is not, first and foremost, to detect HPV. That's a recent utilization of the test. The purpose is to test for any abnormal cells which can mean cancer - and it doesn't have to be caused by HPV. There are other causes.