Some types of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted viral infection, are high risk and can cause cervical cancer. Screening options for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer depend on the age of the individual and may include cytology, cotesting, and primary high-risk HPV (hrHPV) testing. For individuals 21 to 25 years of age with a cervix, cytology every 3 years is recommended.
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