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HPV test

Hi,

I received an unprotected fellatio from a sex worker.

I did an HPV-DNA by PCR test after 3 months - Negative.  How accurate is such test and does it cover all HPV?

Why on the CDC website it says that for men there are no HPV test!!?  http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/STDFact-HPV-and-men.htm

Thanks
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Because the DNA test is unreliable. There is no approved and reliable test for men in the USA.
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who says it is unreliable? so why is it poposed in Labs outside of the US?
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I called the Lab and he said that the HPV PCR test would detect any HPV
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Just based on what I read on Doctor's Forum.  Post this there and for $25, lets see if they have changed their mind on this test.
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Thank you for your reply.

I would just be grateful if you can explain why it is not reliable and why many labs are offering such tests?

Thanks
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It should be noted that it is only in the US where such test is not available. But in the EU and in other countries such test is available.

http://www.roche.com/products/product-details.htm?type=product&id=122
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