Positive HPV test. A positive test result means that you have a type of high-risk HPV thats linked to cervical cancer. It doesnt mean that you have cervical cancer now, but its a warning sign that cervical cancer could develop in the future.
What do you do if you test positive for HPV?
If you got a positive HPV test and your Pap test was abnormal, your doctor will probably follow up with a colposcopy. Try to see a physician who specializes in this procedure. During a colposcopy, your doctor will look more closely at the cervix, vagina or vulva with a special microscope called a colposcope.
Can you get rid of HPV once you have it?
Can you cure HPV once you have it? There is no cure for an existing HPV infection – HPV (human papillomavirus) is the name given to a group of over 100 related viruses, which is the most common sexually transmitted disease globally (and the second most common in the UK).
Is HPV positive forever?
Once I have HPV, do I have it forever? Most HPV infections in young men and women are transient, lasting no more than one or two years. Usually, the body clears the infection on its own. It is estimated that the infection will persist in only about 1% of women.