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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr.xxxx.
User :   Hello dr. i wanted to ask you something about hpv
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i was sexually active in september
User :   and i got my first pap smear done end of april which is 7 months
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   there were no abnormals cells found neither there was any infection found
User :   so does that mean i am fine ?
Doctor :   Did you do only pap test?
Doctor :   Give me your age?
User :   it was pap test for hpv
User :   24
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If the test show no abnormal then you need not worry.
User :   when the infection can be detected ?
Doctor :   If there is any abnormality in cell, then it is suspected for HPV infection.
Doctor :   Once the abnormality is detected then a DNA testing is done to confirm infection.
User :   yeah but after how many months of exposure that is what im asking
Doctor :   It depends on the sub types. it may take 1 month to years.
Doctor :   Usually it will taken after 6 months.
User :   i got it in the 7th month
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   They might want to repeat it after 6 months.
User :   if even it was negative?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Did they say any thing about the repeat test?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   because everything looked fine
Doctor :   Even then doctor might want to repeat it after 6 to 12 months.
Doctor :   As off now you need not worry.
User :   ok because i am with the same partner
Doctor :   It is just screening test.
User :   okay
User :   thanks thats all i wanted to ask u
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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