British celebrity and Love Island’ star, Shaughna Phillips has revealed to fans that she has tested positive for HPV and has encouraged other women all over the world to get smear tests.
Earlier this month, Shaughna, who appeared on series six of the ITV dating show, opened up to fans about going for her smear test.
Below is the message she tweeted:
“In episode 1826203719 of me oversharing my life, I’m having my smear test this morning and this is your reminder to make sure you have yours.”
In a recent Twitter update, she disclosed the result of her HPV test.
“Had my results back yesterday, I tested positive for HPV and have had borderline changes to some cells that require further examination. I’m scared but that’s okay. Thank god for screening. Ladies, book your smears.”
HPV stands for Human papillomavirus (HPV) and is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.