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What Is Hpv Dna
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
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
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
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
What is the probability of transmitting high risk cervical hpv if my hpv dna has been negative for the last five years?
Never always/never: The HPV family of viruses is well known for their ability to clear an initial infection & hibernate indefinitely within your body. Most clear & never shed virus (contagious), but some do. If & when they do it would be erratic & not necessarily evident on random tests. In medicine we are cautious about using the terms always or never, too many exceptions. ...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
What strains of HPV are picked up on a pap smear compared to the HPV DNA test? How soon after exposure will a pap have abnormal results?
Pap Smear stated "The HPV DNA reflex criteria were not met with this specimen result- therefore, no HPV testing was performed". What does this mean?
PapIGrfxHPV ASCU results negative for my pap HPV say (NEGHPV) HPV DNA reflex criteria were not met with this specimen result NO HPV test perform mean?
Normal, no HPV: If I correctly understand the abbreviations, your doctor ordered a pap smear for which HPV testing was to be done if the smear was abnormal. Your pap did not show those abnormalities; therefore HPV testing wasn't done. In other words, it's all good news: your results were fine with nothing to worry about. If you remain uncertain for some reason, contact your doctor's office. ...Read more
My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isnt DNA how they test for hpv?
No: no it usually does not, except in severe cases ...Read more
Wife had her 1st ascus pap result. The doctor then did an HPV dna/rna test & no results provided. Should she be concerned and request the results?
HPV DNA Testing: Yes. Simple as it sounds, please have your wife contact the physician who ran the test and request results. But, please be aware that these results often take a bit longer to be reported. And, once in a great while the testing medium is unable to isolate enough cells to do the test with any kind of accuracy and the test then needs to be repeated. But, this test is a very good improvement! ...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
Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?
HPV: RNA testing seems to relate better with severity of lesion compared to DNA.For women 30 years of age and older with HPV-positive but cytology-negative co-testing, repeat co-testing at 1 year is acceptable . If genotyping for HPV 16/18 are positive then colposcopy is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested positive for hpv RNA rather than DNA, does that mean my immune system will not be able to clear the virus? Normal cytology...
No difference: That test makes no difference. Your immune system will clear the infection normally. ...Read more