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If you have genital warts will your pap smear being tested for HPV be positive because of genital warts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not necessarily

The strains that cause genital lesions are different from the ones that cause cervical changes.
Having genital lesions does not prevent you from getting the strains that cause cervical changes.Paps are a screening test for pre-cancerous changes and as a screening test is not specific to what caused those changes.

In brief: Not necessarily

The strains that cause genital lesions are different from the ones that cause cervical changes.
Having genital lesions does not prevent you from getting the strains that cause cervical changes.Paps are a screening test for pre-cancerous changes and as a screening test is not specific to what caused those changes.
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