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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Could a STD blood and urine test not detect HPV virus?

 Russ3435 - Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:15 am

I recently had a STD check, both blood and urine samples were taken, because my girlfriend appears to have symptoms for genital warts. I don't have any symptoms and my results came back negative, however my girlfriends symptoms seem to be getting worse. Is it possible that I am actually carrying the HPV virus and don't realise? Also, is it possible that an STD blood and urine check wouldnt detect the virus?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:05 am

User avatar Hello,It is quite possible for you to carry HPV and not knowing it,being an easily transmissible viral condition.Not all will develop warts and most would never know they have or had HPV.Also in a few years the virus does disappear due to development of immunity.Currently there are no tests to diagnose like a screening test for women,the PAP smear.Condoms offer some protection but infection can take place from the area not covered by condom.Partners usually share HPV.
Best wishes.

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