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Sexual Partners and the Human Papilloma Virus Q: I recently had abnormal pap results and a colposcopy done.† The results are changes "suspicious" for HPV.† My husband and I dated in high school, college, and were then married and neither one of us had another sexual partner.† We just feel these results are not accurate.† I want to have the DNA testing done but don't know if that can positively identify why I have this abnormal pap.


Dr. Donnica:
First of all, "suspicious" changes don't mean "definitive" changes.† You probably don't need another pap just yet. Ask your doctor to be given the specific test for HPV.† If it's positive, that still doesn't mean that your husband isn't telling you the truth about his sexual history. While rare, there have even been virgins who have tested positive for HPV.† Just because we can't explain where it came from doesn't mean it isn't there.

With best regards,
Donnica L. Moore, MD
President, DrDonnica.com

Created: 10/5/2002  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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