What happens if I find out I have sexually transmitted HPV?
It is recommended that individuals who test positive for HPV share their results with their healthcare provider who may perform additional testing such as a Pap smear to screen the cervix for precancerous changes that may be present. Other forms of testing can include a colposcopy or a cervical biopsy. Treatment may be needed if certain pre-cancerous changes are found during a Pap smear. The treatment can range from destroying the pre-cancerous lesions (known as laser ablation or cryo-ablation) or surgical removal of the pre-cancerous lesions (known as a LEEP or Cone procedure).