While there are many different types of HPV, the screening programme in England uses tests to detect for HPV 16, 18 and several other high-risk HPV types. HPV 16 and 18 are the two most common high-risk strains of HPV that are found in 99.8% of cervical cancer cases. This can be viewed at the following link:
The results from a HPV screen test will indicate to the individual whether they are HPV positive or negative and the next steps.
HPV infection is very common and most abnormalities that develop as a result will clear themselves without intervention or treatment.