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Dr. Martin Raff
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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

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

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Hpv (Definition)

HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is ...Read more


Dr. Ted Anderson
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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?

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?

Gone: It is possible (probable) that a person's immune system will "clear" the hpv virus in most cases. That does not mean you cannot get re-infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Lepine
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"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?

"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 more

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Dr. Ahmed Amr
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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?

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

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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Why would I have one HPV test be positive, and the next negative?

Why would I have one HPV test be positive, and the next negative?

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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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?

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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Raja Abusharr
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If you have a regular pap test that comes back negative, can you still have hpv?

If you have a regular pap test that comes back negative, can you still have hpv?

Testing for HPV: Yes, a normal pap does not mean that you do not have hpv. Ideally all pap smears would test the cervical sample for all abnormalities including infections and viruses. Most pap smear analysis is screened only for "high grade" hpv types. A negative pap might have a low-risk hpv infection or the sample might have not been sufficient. Please go to: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/hpv/pap/ its the best site. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Garren
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Is it true that if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

Is it true that if i test negative for hpv, i don't have to worry about cervical cancer?

Not true: I would not worry as much, but first, you should practice safe sex to make sure you don't get hpv. Second, the tests are sometime false-negatives, and third, a very small proportion of cervical cancer arises in people without hpv. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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?

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 more

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