I have recently recieved my smear test results back. No abnormal cells have been found, however I have tested positive for High Risk HPV.
I know that I have 'persistant High Risk HPV', as I have been with my current partner for 8 years, so the very latest I could have caught HPV was 8 years ago, in which case, it is not clearing.
Does persistant HPV always lead to abnormal cells? If not always, what are the chances of this happenning now that I know I have a persitnat infection? I just feel that I am now waiting for abnormal results.
The GP says that I will now have yearly smears, however they will not refer me for colposcapy. I really wish they would as like I said, I know I have persistant HPV and have done so for a long time (between 8-15 years), and I know that PAP's can miss things.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated as I am feeling depressed :(