I’m just curious if anyone has had abnormal cells but was HPV negative? Cervical screening has changed based on the new HPV testing method and from what I understand they test the smear test sample for HPV first and if negative they don’t test it for abnormal cells (that scares me).
I’ve been treated for CIN 3 in January this year and I’m going back for my six month follow up post treatment soon. I have asked if I can have a biopsy to be sure the abnormal cells are gone but I’ve been advised that I’m having a colposcopy and HPV test only and that is sufficient.
My colposcopy prior to treatment was normal, the dyes did not highlight my abnormal cells or turn them white, it was the biopsy that gave me the diagnosis. Hence I am keen to have a biopsy as my abnormal cells were deep inside my cervix and not superficial. If my test comes back as HPV negative I won’t be seen again for five years. After this health scare I want to be seen yearly but I’ll have to go private to do that. I’m wondering if anyone has had abnormal cells but was HPV negative? Apparently the chances of that are small but I wish they would test the smear test sample for both HPV and abnormal cells regardless of whether it is HPV positive or negative.