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Hpv Dna High Low Risk Anal Rectal
Ask your OBGYN...: I believe you are referring to the hybrid capture hpv test. As you mention, it only tests for high risk hpv strains (the strains that have been most associated with cervical cancer). It does not test for the myriad of low risk hpv strains that are considerably less associated with cervical cancer. Your obgyn should know whether his/her referral lab uses this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
My pap test shows normal cell and did not found any hpv. But HPV DNA shows high risk HPv 16.did not understand am i currently infected with hPV or no?
Infected: Presence of HPV DNA is more reliable and PAP smear examination by microscope alone. It is important that you follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/moreinformation/cervicalcancerpreventionandearlydetection/cervical-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-h-p-v-test ...Read more
HPV: Once someone has hpv in their body, it is always there, but in most (~70%) people, the immune system keeps it dormant and there are no signs of it. Lab tests can be done to specifically determine the type(s) of hpv someone has. Types 16 and 18 are most often associated with cancers or precancers. ...Read more
Not usually done: If the male has genital warts, then they can be biopsied, but this is rarely necessary. I don't know of any commercial testing available for men as far as testing the penis. I believe anal warts can be tested in a similar way that we test a cervix (thin prep pap with hpv testing). ...Read more
I know hpv dna can spontaneously revert to normal but if I've tested positive for hpv dna does that mean it will never clear?
Confusing terms: If you had an HPV infection,your immune system will build antibodies to the strain & these will circulate in your system.First they clear the primary infection, but the HPV strains are part of a large group of viruses that can hibernate in your system and return later.You may shed the virus & pass it without knowing.If it is a high risk strain it may triger cancerous changes many years later ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hpv 16 on Hpv dna test. But pap is negative for hpv and no cell change. I think pap is incorrect as i have hpv 16 but no cell change. Expain me?
See below: Though false positive and negative Pap tests do occur, this not an uncommon finding: normal Pap and positive HPV 16. Indicates you have high-risk HPV 16 but has not yet caused pre-cancerous cell changes which can take years to occur. Your immune system may fight off HPV and never get cell changes. Or the HPV can persist and cause cell changes in the future. Usually, repeat Pap and HPV in 1 year. ...Read more