HPV stands for Human papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted infection (STI.) HPV is common in Canada, estimates are that 75% of sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. There are many types of HPV … Read Full Answer
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Can I get a copy of my negative or positive test results for my records or to show my partners?
Your clinic or provider should be able to accommodate your request for copies of your test result. Patient health records are … Read Full Answer
Do I have to be sexually active to get a Pap test done?
A pap test (sometimes called a “pap smear”) is a test used to check the cervix for early signs of cancer. Pap tests can find cancer cells or cells that could turn into cancer … Read Full Answer
When I had a pap smear this year they would have tested me for sexually transmitted diseases right?
No, a pap smear does not test for STIs (sexually transmitted infections.) A pap test or cervical screening is recommended every 3 years in Manitoba and checks for cervical cell … Read Full Answer
Can someone get HPV from sharing a bath towel?
HPV is transmitted through sexual activity including penis-vagina intercourse, penis-anus intercourse, oral sex and genital to genital contact. Transmission through objects like towels, toilets seats, or underwear have not been documented … Read Full Answer
Do men and women both get HPV? What are the symptoms?
Human Papillomavirus is very common, estimates are that around 80% of people of any gender who are sexually active have or have had HPV at some point. … Read Full Answer