Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM
Pap testing is done routinely to look for abnormal cells/cell changes caused by High risk HPV types e.g Type 16 and type 18. Low-risk HPVs, which do not cause cancer (but can cause skin warts
on or around the genitals or anus) e.g HPV types 6 and 11 would not produce an abnormal Pap test result.
If a woman is found to have an abnormal Pap test result, the doctor may have the sample tested for high-risk HPV types. However since the HPV test results have come out to be repeatedly negative in her, so that rules out HPV infection
Many times, abnormal cell changes in the cervix
(detected by abnormal pap test) go away without treatment, especially if there is no evidence of infection with high-risk HPV. Because abnormal cell changes can be caused by low hormone levels, applying an estrogen
cream to the cervix for a few weeks can usually help to clarify their cause. It is also important to remember that abnormalities rarely become cancerous.
Low-risk HPVs, which do not cause cancer but can cause skin warts on or around the genitals or anus e.g HPV types 6 and 11.
To summarize, Because low risk HPV types do not produce any abnormal cell changes therefore it cannot be detected by Pap testing. Pap testing if abnormal can only be due to High risk HPV types, if at all.
The most reliable way to prevent infection with either a high-risk or a low-risk HPV is to avoid any skin-to-skin oral, anal, or genital contact with another person. The gloved method which you plan to use is absolutely safe.