Got diagnosis with hpv, had cone biopsy 4 yrs ago and normal pap since. Do I still have hpv? Can it still affect me, my hubby and child?
Can be retested. Hpv is equally likely to do any of 3 things: go away, stay the same, or get worse (warts or cancer). A cone biopsy removes most of the hpv from your body, but you should continue to have follow-up to make sure. Testing (or retesting) can be done with a swab to check for high-risk types of hpv. You are not contageous to your children, but there is now a vaccine available for both boys and girls.
Maybe. HPV is a family of viruses well known to persist in the tissues forever in some patients. A cone can remove those located in the affected area, but is no guarantee that there may be some lingering nearby. Some people shed virus intermittently & can transfer the germ. Your kid is at no risk. You face a lifetime of periodic pap smears to be sure it does not return.