I had a recent smear which said I had high risk HPV but my smear was normal. The letter said to go back in a year for another smear.
My GP said it takes years for HPV to progress to changes (approx 15) but I know that isn't true as ladies here have had positive HPV and normal smear to a year later having severe changes.
I have researched many countries do paps every 6 months in my situation so I am having a private smear in November then my NHS one in April.
My query really is should I absolutely pay privately to keep on top of this and how quick can these changes happen?
I contracted this months ago so I know I can fight it by boosting my immune system and giving up alcohol (I am a non smoker). I am just terrified i have a cancer causing virus and feel out of control.