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By Anonymous November 24, 2014 - 12:33pm
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my mother just had a pap done with adnormal results...she has the hpv virus..wanting to know how it wasnt caught the last time she had her annual done or did she get this between paps?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

Are you asking on behalf of your mother? 

Tell her it's not really possible to know.  It can be dormant in her system for years or it could be recent. A poor immune system or stress can cause it to come out of dormancy.

Since she had an abnormal pap rather than the HPV test, it's unlikely she can pinpoint the time of infection. 

She needs to make sure she gets frequent check ups to make sure it does not progress.  Most cases kind of burnout themselves or go dormant again - often for life.  A good diet and exercise regime, as well as good sleep and less stress will also help. 



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