Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects whether a woman's cervix is infected with the virus. The cervix is a canal that connects the lower part of the womb to the upper part of the vagina.
The HPV test is approved to detect some types of HPV on a woman's cervix. Currently, there is no test for men.
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