Positive HPV on pap smear mean?

Need for close . Follow-up. Most patients with hpv do not suffer ill-effects, however, 80% of the cervical cancers are caused by hpv. Therefore it is prudent that you follow your doctor's directions in getting regular pap smears.

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I've been tested for HPV with my pap smear annually for the past 3 yrs. This year my HPV test was positive. Does this mean I have always had HPV and just now showing up or did I just recently get hpv?

No just acquired. Hpv infection that causes genital papillomas , and in some cases carcinoma of cervix , you got it now , did not have it before, get it eradicated , it is difficult but not impossible, speak to your gyn doctor first. Read more...

Recently had a pap smear it was normal. But was tested for HPV and came back positive. Why would I be tested for HPV I am under 30 w/ norm pap?

You are right. In 2001, hpv dna testing was approved for asc-us triage, the reflex testing of pap tests interpreted as asc-us. In 2003, hpv dna testing received expanded labeling to be used as a co-test with the pap in women over the age of 30. Although hpv testing is not a replacement for cytology, it does provide important adjunctive information that can be useful in managing patients. Read more...
HPV. If you weren't tested for hpv your doctor would be committing malpractice. 96% of us are exposed to hpv by age 26. You have, and the hpv you have can cause cancer! hopefully you have taken the hpv vaccines now and know how vital getting your pap smears are! Read more...

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do I need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you. Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. Read more...

I was tested positive for hpv. But tested normal on my pap smear. Can I receive oral sex.

Depends. Most women are able to eliminate the hpv infection, with time. It is not clear what hpv test was done, or if you have active infection. If you are actively infected you can transmit the infection through regular sex as a well as oral sex. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm. Read more...

I have the 3 gardisil shots. In December went to get Pap smear. Was abnormal and tested hpv positive? Why do I have hpv if I have the shots?

Likely had it. At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts.In the pre-vaccine era, up to 70% of women tested positive in their early 20's. There are also other HPV strains not in the previous vaccines (2 or 4 strain).A new 9 strain vaccine may be available in the near future.You can be asymptomatic with HPV for yrs. Read more...