Hpv/cin1

I finally got my yearly smear results after waiting an agonising 12wks! Last year I had high risk HPV with CIN1 on colposcopy, repeat smear in August this year was again positive for high risk HPV but showed no abnormal cells. I’m a bit dubious as I know smear tests aren’t always accurate & can easily miss the abnormal cells depending on whether the sample is taken from that area or not.

Has anyone else had similar - CIN1 possibly regressed but HPV persisting?