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HPV infection detection query - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how may i help you ?
User :   i have few questions about hpv
Doctor :   ok
User :   well i got my pap done last month it came out negative
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i wanted to ask that after how long hpv can be dectected? because i asked my physician she said they checked for abnormal cells and as well as for hpv infection, but there wasnt any infection
Doctor :   the virus is know to remain dormant with out any clinical infection
Doctor :   it may take few months to years for some body to show the infection
Doctor :   the exact time for the clinical detectability from the time of exposure is poorly understood as of now
User :   oh ok
User :   its just in my mind so i got little worried there is nothing wrong with my partner, but sometimes things get stuck in my mind so i just wanted to clear it out
Doctor :   ok
User :   thats all i wanted to ask
User :   thanks alot
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye bye
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