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A 36-year-old female asked:

Hello drs. is it common for a married woman in a long term relationship(over 12 years) to test positive for hpv im also vaccinated since age 17. going in for a pap 2 weeks from now just want to be prepared. in a committed relationship?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
What kind of HPV. There is a large number of strains of HPV and not all are sexually transmitted. Some only cause on wart on the non-genital skin. Visit this site for info: https://dermnetnz.org/topics/non-sexually-acquired-human-papillomavirus-infection Wish you good health!
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Oct 10, 2022
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