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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announces she has high-risk HPV, will undergo biopsy

Mark-Viverito says she was diagnosed after a recent

Mark-Viverito says she was diagnosed after a recent gynecological exam and went public with the results in an effort to raise awareness. (August 18, 2014 10:39 PM)

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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