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Is my HPV gone if it is negative?

Hello my name is mbjbma. I had high risk hpv 5 years ago and different doctors either tell me it is gone or it s format. The past 2 years my hpv test have been negative and i have always had a normal pap. Does that mean my hpv is gone if it has been negative? Thanks
Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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Hi,

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If HPV test has been negative, most probably you have spontaneously resolved the HPV infection, which is a common occurrence. Association of high risk HPV with abnormal Pap is significant. Recurrence is common and I suggest you get regular screening done just to be on the safer side. Intervals between screening can be discussed with your gynecologist who is seeing you right now.
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Is my HPV gone if it is negative?

Hi, Welcome to HCM. If HPV test has been negative, most probably you have spontaneously resolved the HPV infection, which is a common occurrence. Association of high risk HPV with abnormal Pap is significant. Recurrence is common and I suggest you get regular screening done just to be on the safer side. Intervals between screening can be discussed with your gynecologist who is seeing you right now. Thanks.