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What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Pap smear

Pap smear looks for effects of hpv not strains of hpv.
It depends on the strain and your immune status. It is usually years to see dysplasia develop.

In brief: Pap smear

Pap smear looks for effects of hpv not strains of hpv.
It depends on the strain and your immune status. It is usually years to see dysplasia develop.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: HPV strains

16 & 18 are ientified as the ones most associated with cervix, and now oropharyngeal cancer.
#11 is a frequent condyloma hpv, as are 6 and others.

In brief: HPV strains

16 & 18 are ientified as the ones most associated with cervix, and now oropharyngeal cancer.
#11 is a frequent condyloma hpv, as are 6 and others.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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