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What strains of HPV are picked up on a pap smear compared to the HPV DNA test? How soon after exposure will a pap have abnormal results?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: HPV

No strains of hpv are picked up on a pap smear.
A pap smear picks up the effects of hpv such as dysplasia or cancer.

In brief: HPV

No strains of hpv are picked up on a pap smear.
A pap smear picks up the effects of hpv such as dysplasia or cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
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