I was just diagnosed with genital warts today, however was also diagnosed Aug. 2005 with HPV (high risk/ no warts) but have had 2 recent normal paps within the last year.
1) the R.N.P. that i saw today said i only need to have a pap done annually, however given my history shoud i start having them done every 6 mo. instead?
2) would it be necessary to request a DNA test to determine if the HPV associated with my warts is a high risk type?
3) would it be necessary or reccomended that i get a colposcopy to make sure that i do not have any lesions/ warts on my vaginal walls or cervix?
4) how come when i tested for hpv last mo. my tests came out negative and pap normal if i have been exposed to it for the past 8 months. (length of time me and my partner have been sexually active)?
Just want to say thanks for the work and information you are providing here, nice to know understanding people are around to help.