…in the face of promotion by media doctors.
I don’t know how many women bought HPV Tampap test kits, at 30 a throw. But they may have been influenced to do so by this video, featuring Dr Dawn Harper and Dr Christian Jessen.
“As a trusted professional Christian, do you think the Tampap test could actually save your life?”
“Absolutely. I think if you’ve had a negative test result that is very reassuring, that is a great reassurance and peace of mind for those patients, but if you’ve had a positive result, that is a very important early warning sign that could save your life in the future.”
The ASA have decided this isn’t true, based on evidence. Unfortunately it seems that misconceptions of the role of HPV testing remain. For example. Dr Jessen tweeted this evening that