The best way to know whether you’re infected with HPV is to have an HPV test, and even then, only if your test is positive.
This can be difficult because it requires an injection into the cervix, and doctors are concerned that some HPV infections are caused by contamination in the cervicovaginal fluid, a form of blood that’s typically not contaminated by cervical mucus.
But there are ways to do that without an injection.
A woman can get an HPV vaccine in the doctor’s office, and the vaccine is typically given at a time when the virus is circulating in a woman’s body.
If the virus gets out of control, a woman can take the vaccine every six weeks, but if she has symptoms or has been diagnosed with cervical cancer, the vaccine can be given every three months.
But if your doctor thinks you may have a problem, it can be worth doing the tests anyway.
“It’s a really simple test that you can take to make sure you’re not infected with any HPV, even if you don’t have symptoms,” says Dr. Julie C. McBride, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.
“Even if you have a high-risk HPV infection, it’s possible to still get a vaccine,” McBride says.
“You have to know your HPV status and make sure that it’s not going to be a problem.”
If you’re worried about your health, you should ask your doctor if you can go to the doctor for a test.
If you don’s, your doctor should recommend that you take an HPV vaccination, and also that you get a test for the virus in your cervix.
You should also consider whether you have been tested for cervical cancer before.
If your test shows you have HPV, your healthcare provider will check your HPV-positive status and will determine if you should be vaccinated.
You can get a shot of the vaccine as part of your regular routine, but it should be administered at least two weeks before you’re due to have your next period.
It’s important to remember that some types of HPV infections don’t appear until after the vaccine’s effectiveness is tested.
So you may not get a fully vaccinated person, or you may be given a shot, but you might not have any symptoms.
This is because some types can cause more serious side effects than others, and you can’t tell if you’ve got the virus until you get the vaccine.
If there’s any risk, you can always go to your doctor.
If a vaccine is given, you’ll need to do the test again to make certain that it wasn’t a mistake.
McQueen says it’s important that you remember to do this, and that the results aren’t going to affect your future cervical cancer treatments.
“If you have symptoms and you do not have symptoms, that’s the perfect time to get a cervical smear, so you can have a full evaluation,” she says.
But McBride warns that the test isn’t always 100 percent accurate, so she’s cautious about using it in the context of a patient who has a high risk of cervical cancer.
You might need to have a repeat HPV test if you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, McBride cautions.
“The best thing to do is get a repeat test if your symptoms are still there, but they are not completely gone,” McQueen adds.