What does high risk HPV mean? I had an abnormal pap test and high risk hpv.

Likely to advance. High risk hpv via colposcopy will usually mean cin iii or worse. If the abnormal pap test has not been followed up with colposcopy where the cervix is looked at microscopically please see your gyn.
You need more tests. If the high-risk hpv was the result on your pap smear, it means that any abnormality on the pap smear itself must be taken seriously and probably followed up by a test called a colposcopy (a view of your cervix through a microscope that allows biopsies to be taken)." high-risk " hpv is a type of the virus, hpv, that can cause cancer of the cervix. Early treatment can prevent a cancer.
Virus. Hpv is human papilloma virus. There are a variety of types, but some we call "high risk" because they are the ones most likely to cause cervical cancer. Fortunately, even with hpv high risk, which is extraordinarily common (80% of the women and men in the us will have it at least once in their lifetimes), the likelihood of developing cervical cancer with regular pap smears is very small.

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5 months ago my pap came back abnormal with high risk HPV now she said my pap smear came back normal does that mean its gone? Or hasn't gotten worse?

Pap Smears. It would appear to me that you are confusing two different results on pap smears. First, the main reason for a pap smear is to examine the cells to see if any of them have changed to predict a risk of cancer. Second, the cells are studied for high risk hpv dna to see if there is any risk of future changes that would predict cancer. Read more...

I have high risk hpv, first pap test showed CIN i, the last one showed there were no changes on cervix, how optimistic should I be about the next pap?

Not serious. CIN1 is a low grade lesion and rarely causes any serious problem. Most such changes heal by themselves. So do not worry but do get checked periodically. Your next PAP smear is expected to be fine. Lets know if it is otherwise. 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...

I have tested positive for high risk HPV & abnormal pap so having colposcopy done. When should you do a repeat pap smear?

Depends on findings. Of examination by colposcopy. It your doctor detects an abnormal site, s/he may do a biopsy, and will advise about the frequency of pap testing. In any case you should not wait more than one year for a repeat pap. Read more...

Diagnosed (after 1st pap smear ever) and successfully treated for cin2 high risk hpv. In your best estimate, when would I have contracted the hpv?

Impossible. Every act of intercourse is a chance to contract hpv. The more partners you have, the more opportunity to come in contact with hpv. Sadly, hpv doesn't have a date/time stamp on it, that would make it much easier to determine who you contacted it from. It could have been from a recent encounter or your first act of intercourse (assuming he wasn't a virgin). Great website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hpv. Read more...

I recently got a pap smear and it came out normal; however, I am HPV positive. It is high risk HPV and my doctor told me nothing changes and that I ha?

HPV infections are c. Most hpv infections clear up over a period of months to years as a result of our immune system doing a good job. But you need to stay under surveillance and continue getting regular pap smears as advised by your gynecologist. Unless there are some premalignant changes noted on the pap test you do not need to worry about it for the time being. Read more...