Im new to this site and I just need some clarification. About a year ago I had my first smear test, to be honest I was very stressed out about it. I had been sexually premiscous before but I have stopped and refrained from any sexual relationship for over two years now. My result came back abnormal and I know HPV stays for two years then hopefully they clear up. I panicked when I found out about my result. I had my second test last month and just got my result back today and it came out normal (God is good). But on the letter it said that it is advisable to have a check up in six months time, the last time I spoke to the nurse she told me if it comes out normal my next would be in three years. I don't get why they are keeping an eye out on me although my result came out normal. My boyfriend had studied this in Uni and has a degree on Biomedical science so he studied how they determine whether someone is at risk or not and he told me that the NHS have to be completely honest about these things. But I cant seem to link why i need to be checked again? If they said I'm normal but found something else for another check then I would be more calm. But they haven't, has anyone else had this? I am sorry if I'm making a big deal out of a small thing, but thank you for your replies!