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How long could HPV be in your system before you test positive?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Possibly years
We don't fully know the answer to that, but it might be very quickly and it may be as long as years.
That is why women need ongoing paps and not just one every so often. Risky behavior today could show up as cancer in a decade!

In brief: Possibly years
We don't fully know the answer to that, but it might be very quickly and it may be as long as years.
That is why women need ongoing paps and not just one every so often. Risky behavior today could show up as cancer in a decade!
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