I had an abnormal result from my latest cervical screening. I was told that this abnormality is very common and not necessary develop cancer. They said that these changes in the cells of the cervix are associated with the HPV, which is transmitted by sexual intercourse. My question is, if I have this test regulary and I've had for years the same and exclusive sexual partner, how is possible that I could get the virus without knowing before?. Is it possible that I got the virus long time ago and it was discovered only now even if I had many cervical screenings during these years?...or should I think that my partner had sexual intercourse with other people?
thanks for your time.