No, herpes does not cause cervical cancer.
Researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France have however found that women infected with both HPV (Human Papilloma Viruses) and HSV-2 (Genital Herpes) are two to three times more likely to develop cervical cancer.
Pap smear tests can detect very early precancerous changes in the cervix. All women should have a Pap test done at least once a year (especially if one is sexually active).
When is the Herpes simplex virus contagious?
Can you get herpes from sitting on a toilet seat?
I have Herpes, what is the risk of contracting another sexually transmitted infection?
Can I breastfeed if I have a herpes outbreak?
Can I give blood if I have herpes?
Can you get herpes from using a hot tub or swimming pool with someone who has herpes?