I've read where abnormal paps and dysplasia always mean HPV. However, a few years back I had some abnormal cells, got them removed and have since had an HPV test and it came back negative. Also, my doctor at the time never even mentioned HPV. Is it possible that I had it and it went away?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Health
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 10:44 AM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Jun. 11, 2010
Sorry guys, but there is no test that can accurately test for HPV....argue with the CDC if you don't believe me.
"The HPV tests on the market are only used to help screen for cervical cancer. There is no general test for men or women to check one’s overall “HPV status,” nor is there an HPV test to find HPV on the genitals or in the mouth or throat. But HPV usually goes away on its own, without causing health problems. So an HPV infection that is found today will most likely not be there a year or two from now"
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:51 AM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:52 AM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 1:12 PM on Jun. 11, 2010