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HPV and Abnormal Pap
Nov 1, 2001

IF the results of a pap test indicated "HPV CHANGES" is it obvious to say that one has HPV? And if one does have HPV does effect pregnancy, and will the spouse eventually get HPV if the couple wants to have kids?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

It is pretty safe to say that "HPV changes" have been caused by HPV; the way to know for sure would be to identify HPV in the cervical or vaginal areas, which is not done except for research purposes. HPV does not affect the pregnancy itself, but the baby can acquire the infection during the birth process. People definitely can give HPV to their partners-- that's how you got it, whether from your husband or from a previous partner.

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