HPV Test Services in Malaysia

Should you require HPV testing in Malaysia, then you are in the right place. Here at Universal Clinic, we can carry out the efficient and effective testing for HPV on both females and males. Our HPV testing in is available as part of a wider sexually transmitted disease test or it can be carried out as a stand-alone test.

What is HPV?

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. There are over 130 known strains of HPV of which 30 different types affect the ano-genital area and these are further categorised into Low-Risk HPV and High-Risk HPV based on their ability to produce abnormal cells and cancers.

Types of HPV

  • Low-Risk HPV – strains of HPV not associated with cancers

    Such strains of HPV are more likely to cause skin warts and genital warts. Genital warts are most commonly associated with HPV types 6 and 11.

  • High-Risk HPV – strains of HPV associated with cancers

    Such strains of HPV which may cause abnormal cell changes (cell dysplasia) associated with the development of certain cancers. This can include cervical, vulval, vaginal, penile and anal cancers, as well as some types of head and neck cancers. Types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancers and pre-cancerous lesions.

Who’s At Risk of Catching HPV?

Any person who is sexually active is at risk of catching HPV, and you don’t have to have had sexual activity with lots of people, you can get it the first time you are sexually active. HPV is so common that most people have contracted it at some point in their life and haven’t realised.

How is HPV transmitted?

  • HPV can be transmitted during oral, vaginal and anal sex and through genital skin to skin contact (penetration not necessary)
  • HPV is extremely contagious and any sexually active person can get it
  • Most HPV infected people do not know they are infected (no symptoms) but can pass the virus to a sex partner
  • Many HPV infected people will clear the infection on their own within 18 months but in some people the virus may remain dormant in the body and the symptoms can return

What Are the Symptoms of HPV?

The few people who have symptoms may get visible genital warts or have pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, vulva, anus, mouth or penis. Genital warts are usually soft, flesh-coloured painless growths. Genital warts can be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large, and sometimes clustered together. They can appear in or around the vagina or anus, on the vulva, in the urethra, cervix, penis, scrotum, groin or thigh.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Itchiness
  • Discomfort during penetrative intercourse
  • Bleeding with intercourse
  • Common Warts – these can appear on the hands
  • Plantar Warts – hard and grainy, these warts usually appear on the feet
  • Flat Warts – slightly raised lesions that are darker than the skin and will appear on the face

HPV Tests and Diagnosis

  • Genital warts are diagnosed by visual inspection
  • Females are often diagnosed with high-risk strains of HPV on the basis of abnormal Pap tests; therefore, it is important for sexually active people with cervixes to get regular Pap tests beginning at the age of 25. Most people will continue screening every 3 years (or as recommended by health professional) until the age of 69.
  • Pap tests (also called cervical screenings) are used to screen for pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, most of which are related to HPV; they are not used exclusively as diagnosis tool. When cervical screening is done every 3 years, you can reduce your risk of cervical cancer by 70%
  • HPV DNA testing for high risk and low risk strains of HPV is now available for male and female

HPV Treatment

  • There is no cure for HPV, however most people with healthy immune systems will generally clear the infection on their own within 18 months
  • Treatments are directed towards the changes in skin or mucous membrane caused by HPV such as warts or pre-cancerous changes in the cervix
  • Cervical changes are closely monitored and if necessary abnormal cells can be destroyed or removed
  • Genital warts can be removed by treatments performed by a health care provider such as radiofrequency removal (RF)

To reduce the risk of HPV:

  • Get vaccinated against HPV (ideally before becoming sexually active. Those who are already sexually active can still benefit from vaccination
  • Practice good sex safety including condoms can reduce your risk, but the virus can still be spread through contact with an area that is not covered by the barrier
  • Get regular infection screening and regular Pap tests.

Why choose Universal Clinic for HPV Treatment?

As a private clinic, you don’t have to face waiting lists or delays. We offer same-day appointments for HPV testing, treatment and vaccination with Gardasil 9. Should you be suffering from genital warts or any other HPV symptoms, you can count on us to offer private HPV treatment.

Our trained and professional team are on hand to offer discreet and confidential treatment plans and advice. What’s more, we don’t just limit our HPV treatment and tests to one gender, we can provide HPV treatment and testing in Malaysia for both males and females. Book your appointment today for HPV treatment or vaccination.

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  • Lot 3A, Level 4, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • +603 4265 4744
  • hello@universalclinic.com.my