Answering common concerns following the new HPV screening test and what a positive test result means
In September 2023, a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening test became the new method for cervical screening in Aotearoa New Zealand. This test is for the high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HrHPV) types which may lead to cell changes that could cause cervical cancer. Most positive HrHPV tests never develop into cancer.
In most cases, this new HPV test replaces the need for a speculum examination (known as a pap smear) as part of cervical screening.
What does your positive test really mean?
What does this mean for your sex life past, present and future?
What should male partners do if you have a positive high-risk HPV test?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably the most common STI there is, affecting most people at some point in their lives. In collaboration with THETA (The Theatre in Health Education Trust) , STIEF has produced this video to help explain HPV and the HPV vaccine.
'Translating research into practice. The HPV vaccine story - where to in 2017'. A lecture with Professor Ian Frazer © University of Queensland, 2017
Permission granted to NZ HPV Project / STIEF to publish. No part of this video may be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means by third parties without prior written consent from the University of Queensland.
This video provides information for parents, caregivers, health workers and students planning to work in the health sector. It's about HPV, vaccination and the importance of cervical screening and practising safer sex in protecting women's health. Produced by the Ministry of Health 2011.
Note: anyone aged 9 - 26 years (inclusive) can receive the HPV vaccine FREE as part of the Ministry of Health's HPV Immunisation Programme.
Visiting the Sexual Health Clinic – watch this video to get just the facts to help you with your consultation or to talk to a friend about how to visit a sexual health clinic.
Just The Facts is brought to you by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF). An initiative funded by the Ministry of Health through collective District Health Boards to educate New Zealanders about sexual health and STIs.
Emerging Epidemic of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) related Head and Neck Cancer. A lecture with Dr Bruce Haughey and Dr Julian White (2016).
Hosted by the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the New Zealand HPV Project.