How often does a healthy female get a Pap smear? What about one with HPV?

by Rachel on July 10, 2010

My gf is in her mid-twenties, and told me they smear every six months. I’m no expert, but that looks like a high frequency. Is it suggestive of the former with a state of HPV infection, is not it?

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eloquent July 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

sounds perfect! use condoms.

S P July 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Could be pre cancerous cells. A healthy adult woman should get one every year.

Jason July 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Its is much better what your gf do right now. If both of you have an active sexual life, it is best to have a check ones in a while. One can have STD infection through direct contact. Direct contact is referred to intimate contact such as the vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex. A person who has this kind of infection has blisters or sores that can be noticed in their skin. After the first attack the virus hides away in the nerve fibers causing no symptoms.

buffy905 July 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I am in my mid-20s with a history of HPV… my doctor recommends a “check up” pap smear every 6 months even though everything is fine now.
Usually women are supposed to get pap smears every year…
Maybe your friend is just being extra cautious though which isn’t a bad idea…

sweetienat123 July 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I have high risk HPV, and had to return after 6 months for another Pap. A healthy female would have a yearly Pap. It could be that she is concerned about something, or it could be that she has something.

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