A 26-year-old female asked:
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abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. given gardasil. does that mean i have another strain of hpv?

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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those.
Answered on May 5, 2015

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