Jodi McKinney first learned about HPV at her annual exam, when her doctor gave her a pamphlet about the HPV test, which detects the human papillomavirus, the primary cause of cervical cancer. After discussing it with her doctor, Jodi agreed to have the HPV test. She was surprised when her doctor called and said that although her Pap was fine, the HPV test showed she had the virus. Jodi's doctor recommended that she come back in six months to repeat both her Pap and HPV test. This time, both tests were abnormal. After a colposcopy and biopsy showed that Jodi had abnormal cells that can develop into cervical cancer, Jodi was given a LEEP procedure to remove the dangerous cells. If it was not for the HPV test, Jodi's future might have been drastically different. Since then, all of Jodi's exams have been normal. Now, Jodi is educating other women about HPV and the HPV test.
Jodi, a mother of five children, lives an active life in Bethlehem Township, New Jersey, with her husband of 19 years. Jodi likes to be with her family, travel and run (when time allows).