Does Herpes cause cancer of the cervix?

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).

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