Recently developed self testing HPV kits are available in the United States and some countries around the World.
In the United States incidences of cervical cancer are due to poverty, lack of health insurance, lack of access for preventive services, and the invasive nature of examination. Certain counties of Maryland like Dorchester and Somerset have a 25% higher incidence than the rest of the country. But, rates of cervical cancer have been reduced to 1/10 due to extensive cervical cancer screening program and the HPV vaccine.
We are in the process of raising funds to give away self-testing HPV kits to encourage and enable women in under-served areas of the US to screen themselves. The retail cost of each kit is $89. Help us raise funds to supply kits across underserved populations in America!
Gupta, Sarah et al. “Self-Sampling for Human Papillomavirus Testing: Increased Cervical Cancer Screening Participation and Incorporation in International Screening Programs.” Frontiers in public health vol. 6 77. 9 Apr. 2018, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00077