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If you had only ever had one partner, and you were his only partner, would you still get pap smears?

Since pap smears test for precancerous cervical cells, and such cervical cancer can only be caused by herpes, and herpes can only be passed sexually....


Asked by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Health

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Answers (18)
  • First off, it's not caused by herpes, but a particular strand of HPV. And there are rare cases of young women having cervical cancer/hpv even when they have had no sexual partners.

    Answer by katzmeow726 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Yes, they do paps for other reasons besides STD's. So yes I would just to stay healthy.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 6:08 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Cervical cancer is not caused by herpes, it's caused by the Human Papilloma virus. And yes, I would get one every year because I'm sure there are other things that can cause cervical cancer other than just HPV.


    Answer by shanlaree at 6:09 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • If you can do the test that it can't harm you. I do every possible test because even you are faithful and maybe your partner as well, you never know when do you get something somewhere. And I don't mean being unfaithful or so. It is just a matter of fact being sure you are healthy.

    Answer by adriennfaklya at 6:09 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I had pap smears before I had sex and found I had mild HPV.

    Answer by leksismommy at 6:08 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Yep I sure would

    Answer by rebeccadac at 6:11 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • oh yes! you should get them reguardless of that reason!

    Answer by mommy2be0611 at 6:11 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Where are you getting your information? I have never heard that before.
    But to answer.....I get a pap smear every year, period.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • test the end... its not like the test is the most painful thing ever.

    Answer by mrssundin at 6:21 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Herpes can not only be passed sexually. Pap Smears are not only for precancerous cells. And if he and I were one another's first I would still get tested to make sure that there wasn't anything I was unaware of. Regardless if it was for his or just my protection.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2010