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Denise 07

Is herpes linked to HPV?

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Denise 07

I just saw Dr Oz show and they were discussing HPV and how deadly it could be because of cervical and anal cancers. They said that everyone over 30 should have an HPV test done every 3 years. My paps always have been normal but my question is since I was just diagnosed with HSV1 which I don't know how I got this because I'm in a committed relationship with my husband and we both never have cheated. I did however, have a few one night stands before I met my husband but that was 20 years ago but my dr did say it could lay dormant and my husband was a virgin and has only been sexual with me and I do believe him that he never cheated. Anyway sorry for getting off track but now since I saw this segment about HPV I'm worried that I'm at higher risk for that since I have HSV1. Should I get a test for HPV right now or wait until my next pap which won't be until June next year? This scares me alot since Dr OZ said that 70% of the population has this HPV. Thanks for any advice you may have! Wasn't sure where to post this topic on.

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bLesSedNbEaUtiFuL

In fact, HSV 1 or 2 have no link to HPV (one of the main causes of cervical cancer). Previously, there had been some speculation about it, however, newer studies proved that the two are unrelated.

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regret

if your paps have been coming out normal i wouldnt worry about it..you will know if they find something in the paps during your yearly exam,...the 2 are not related 2 different viruses

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MissHope

Denise, funny you mention this....

When I was first diagnosed by a regular GP (who was totally awful) she told me to get the HPV vaccine.... as I'm over the age where it is free, I didn't see much point.

I recently had a pap test at my local sexual health clinic and checked with the Doc there and she said there was no link at all and wasn't sure why the GP raised the issue.

She also said that any pap test checks for abnormal cells and that was enough of a measure to monitor it. She also said that we aren't any more likely to contract HPV just because we have HSV.

So I guess that answered my question. Obviously if you have further concerns follow up with your doctors to be sure.

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Denise 07

Thanks guys for reassuring me! I was freaking out when I heard how high the #'s are with people who have HPV it's higher than HSV and that really scared me. I've always had normal paps so I guess I shouldn't worry.

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