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Detection of HPV infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   i wanted to ask you something about hpv im little worried about it
Doctor :   yes you can
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i was sexually active 7 months back, i got my pap smear done in the 7th month, my reports were negative no abnormal cells were found and no hpv infection was found, does this mean i dont have hpv infection ?
Doctor :   yes it means you don't have the Hpv disease.
User :   i dont know why im still scared of it
User :   when this infection can be detected ?
Doctor :   when the pap smear shows there is no evidence of the hpv why still to be worried ?
User :   because i dont know it is in my mind that i might have hpv, i jsut cannot stop crying
Doctor :   if the hpv is causing any disease it will show off in the form of warts and or abnormal growth
Doctor :   before that happens pap smear detects this
Doctor :   if papa is negative it means you don't have it
Doctor :   if you are so scared
Doctor :   than as of now you are not infected
Doctor :   so why don't you prevent further infection with a vaccination
User :   im with the same partner doctor, we are getting married
Doctor :   i did not mean that way
Doctor :   what i meant was
Doctor :   there is vaccination available
Doctor :   for the protection against the Hpv infection
Doctor :   once vaccinated it gives immunity against Hpv infection
Doctor :   so that you need not worry about the hpv and get worried any more
User :   but like u said i dont have it then why would i need vaccine ?
Doctor :   for your satisfaction
Doctor :   when pap smear is negative, if you are still worrying and crying what to do you only tell.
User :   i dont know, so you are saying that pap smear detects infection within 7 months ?
Doctor :   whether it is a day or month or year, if there is Hpv activity it will detect.
User :   so im safe right ?
Doctor :   you are safe
User :   okay
User :   thanks alot
User :   thats all i wanted to ask
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic.
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   hello, r u the same doctor i just talked to ?
Doctor :   yes i am the same doctor
Doctor :   do you have any other query ?
User :   yes, you know i read things online and i get scared, i wanted to ask that if hpv infection is dormant can it be still detected in a pap smear as it was esp. hpv test?
Doctor :   for that you need to undergo Hpv serology test
Doctor :   if the hpv is active than it can be detected in the pap smear
User :   i dont know how this test was done
Doctor :   which test ?
User :   my pap smear
User :   my doctor said it was pap smear for hpv
Doctor :   yes he is right
User :   so it was serolgy test?
Doctor :   can i ask why are you so afraid about the Hpv ?
User :   i really dont know
User :   because tomorrow i dont want to get blamed that coz of me my partner got hpv
Doctor :   it is clear that the hpv is not there by pap test
Doctor :   if you still continue to believe that you have hpv no body can help
User :   because i dont want this thing to show up next yr
Doctor :   ok
User :   that is what im thinking
Doctor :   than get vaccinated
Doctor :   which will give you protection
User :   what about my partner?
Doctor :   he also can get vaccinated
User :   he is 25 yrs old
Doctor :   ok
User :   and im 24
Doctor :   ok
User :   one more thing high risk hpv can be dormant or not ?
Doctor :   there is nothing called high risk Hpv
User :   they say something low risk and high risk
Doctor :   if you have hiv infection, multiple sexual partners and all it is called high risk for hpv infection
User :   oh ok
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