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If Hpv Test Is Negative
I have chr tonsilitis, tonsil asymmetry and i might have oral hpv(gave oral sex).Hpv test negative(cervical) but what about oral hpv?Tonsil cancer risk
HPV: There are numerous possibilities here, and the best thing to do is to see a doctor and be examined and tested if they deem it appropriate. Cannot diagnose this without seeing it. Good luck. ...Read more
A few years ago i was diagnosed as HPV positive. Now the test is negative. The virus exists in the body and is inactive or does not exist any more?
"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?
No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Couple of ways...: Possible for an hpv test to be positive in a patient with a later test being negative. A couple of explanations: 1. Variability in sampling: if the first test collected cells from a warty / infected area and the second test did not sample the warty area, the tests could both be "correct". Tests are only as good as samples. 2. Patient's immune response may have also have cleared the infection. ...Read more
My wife went to go get an HPV test because I can't but she came back with negative results saying she doesn't have it. Does that mean I don't have it?
Maybe: HPV has both active and inactive phases. You could have acquired HPV at some point in the past, and no longer actively shed virus to the point she gets infected. The only way to know if you were ever infected is to test you. ...Read more
If I test negative for HPVdoes this mean I do not have hpv? Had abnormal cells and had a 6month check which said negative for both. Do I have hpv?
No: No you don't.but go check with doctor for abnormal cells, Most of the time, minor changes go back to normal on their own. But more serious changes can turn into cancer if they are not removed. The more serious changes are often called “precancer” because they are not yet cancer, but they can turn into cancer over time. It is important to make sure these changes do not get worse. ...Read more
Can a nurse take wrong pap smear? I got negative both from HPV test and pap smear but is there any chance the beginner nurse didn't take it correctly?
Yes and no: There are some safeguards in the procedure. A pap smear should never be reported out unless the smear is first an adequate specimen ( has the right kind of cervical cells on the slide) as judged by the person reviewing the slide.If adequate, and no abnormal cells are seen, it would be reported as negative.Can errors be made ?, yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am HPV positive and have abnormal pap results. If/when I have normal results and test negative, will I still pass the virus on to new partners?
Really unknown: There is debate in the medical community about whether an individual remains infectious after HPV infection but now negative tests. Some believe the virus may lie dormant, but undetectable. Prudence would suggest one continues to use condoms with new partners, for protection of both parties. If in a monogamous relationship, no condoms might be ok if both understand infection theoretically possible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you carry HPV virus for over 30yrs? Can you have a negative HPV test 2yrs prior to positive ?If so, does that mean you just became infected?
Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, you can have hpv for over 30+ years. Any person who has been sexually active with another person ever in their lifetime likely has been exposed to hpv. This is why there has been a push to get young children vaccinated before they become sexually active. If your hpv test was negative 2 years ago but then became positive, then you likely did get infected with hpv within those 2 years. ...Read more
Had a pap 09 was abnormal for HPV positive colpo=negative recent pap 1/8/13 was nml do I test for HPV or is it considered gone since nml?
Need HPV Typing: A negative pap smear is not proof of a negative hpv status. This can only be determined by anti-viral testing. Hpv testing is not indicated for the age groups 21-29, so a normal pap smear result is considered acceptable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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