Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider About HPV

Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider About HPV

Your Health
  1. What is the human papillomavirus (HPV)?
  2. What cervical cancer screening tests do I need at this exam?
  3. [If you are 21 to 29 years of age] If my Pap test results are not normal, will you do an HPV test?
  4. If I have an abnormal Pap test, does this mean I have HPV?
  5. [If you are 30 or older] Are you doing both an HPV test and a Pap test together?
  6. Will the HPV test tell me if I have the two most high-risk types of HPV—HPV 16 or 18?
  7. What happens next if my HPV test shows that I have HPV?
  8. I want to know my test results, even if everything comes back fine. How can I get the results?
  9. Since I no longer need annual Pap tests, what tests will you do during my annual visit?
  10. Can I get the HPV vaccine?

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