The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of malignancies of the lower anogenital tract and oropharynx. Keep up with current scientific knowledge as this activity reviews testing for high-risk HPV infections, screening for cervical cancer using the pap test, and key points of cytohistologic correlations in cervical pathology. In addition, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology 2019 guidelines and screenings for cervical cancer, and the current recommendations for anal and oropharyngeal cancer screening will be discussed. Finally, approved HPV vaccines in addition to facts and myths about the vaccine will be discussed.
This activity was originally presented at CAP21 as part of the activity The Money is in the LAST Detail: Diagnosis and Management of Human Papillomavirus Infection-Associated Lesions.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe the laboratory tests available for HPV infection.
- Identify the different screening guidelines for HPV and associated precancerous and cancerous lesions.
- Review various HPV vaccines available.
Krisztina Hanley, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available March 14, 2022, and expire March 13, 2025, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.