Cervical Cancer Screening with the HPV Test and the Pap Test in Women Ages 30 and Older
What Does My HPV Test Result Mean?
Your HPV test will come back as either “positive” or “negative”.
- A negative HPV test means you do not have an HPV type that is linked to cervical cancer.
- A positive HPV test means you do have an HPV type that may be linked to cervical cancer. This does not mean you have cervical cancer now. But it could be a warning.
HPV test results are meaningful only with your Pap test results.
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