IHRC (International HPV Reference Center)

The IHRC confirms DNA sequences of novel HPV types after the whole genomes have been cloned, assigns HPV type numbers, deposits and maintains the reference clones, as well as distributes samples of the reference material for research use. Furthermore, the Center is the coordinator of a network of national HPV reference laboratories from 13 different countries (HPV LabNet) in order to promote faster progress towards laboratory standardization and quality assurance by collaborative efforts.



Elimination of HPV and cervical cancer in Sweden (Utrotning av HPV och livmoderhalscancer)


All women born 1994-1999 are offered free HPV vaccination and a self-sampling HPV-test to eliminate cervical cancer in Sweden.