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can I have hpv without symptoms??

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Old 08-28-2006, 11:17 PM   #1
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can I have hpv without symptoms??


I'm am a 24 year-old female and I've been tested for every std that is testable (herpes, chlamydia, etc.) with negative results. I've had 3 partners in my life-time and, unfortunately, did not always use condoms. So I'm worried I might have hpv. I've never had any warts and I get a pap smear yearly, every time with normal results. Also, it's been 9 months since my last sexual relationship.

I know that hpv can be dormant for years, and that I'm at risk because I did not always use a condom, but I was just wondering what my chances are of being hpv free? It might seem silly, but I'm really worrying about this.


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Old 08-29-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: can I have hpv without symptoms??

If you have always had normal PAPs, then you're HPV-free.

You can always have HPV w/o visible warts, but the PAP test will show it.

And as far as I know, when they say it can be dormant, that's in reference to once you've had warts, and they disappear on their own.

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