City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has high-risk HPV and that she will undergo a biopsy to test for cancer.

Human Papilloma-Virus, or HPV, is a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Mark-Viverito made the announcement on Twitter.

Mark-Viverito says she was diagnosed after a recent gynecological exam and went public with the results in an effort to raise awareness.


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