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What does HPV 6/7 detected really mean?

“This test was performed using the APTIMA HPV Assay (Gen -Probe Inc.).

This assay detects E6/E7 viral messenger RNA (mRNA) from 14 high-risk HPV types (16,18,31,33,35,39,45,51,52,56,58,59,66,68)”

What exactly does this mean? I plan on following up with my physician and ask more questions, but does this mean they only detected strain 6/7 or did it detect the bad strains? My physician said follow up in a year and that there were no abnormal cells.

I had an abnormal pap (probably in 2014 or 2015) but they blew it off and did not use the words “high-risk” is it possible it’s still same infection? I’ve only ever slept with two people one of which cheated on me (2011-2014) and my partner now where it’s monogamous and we’re talking about marriage. All STD tests came back clean, I THOUGHT I had the HPV shots in high school, I called today and find out I never finished the series.

I have a lot of anxiety so can someone shed some light on what exactly these results mean??
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Oh and no warts (haven’t ever seen them nor has a physician seen them). The physician this time used the words “cancer” and “high -risk” but stated we will follow up in a year. I don’t understand what the test results them self are stating.
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Don't worry about the E6 / E7. That just refers to what the test is detecting that then points to a detection of the virus strains listed afterwards. You'll have to do further research on this assay to understand how they differentiate between the different strains because I don't feel like doing that right now. However, the results show that you have tested positive for at least one of those strains.  You should also Google HPV testing recommendations 2018 because they have changed over time. The recommendations vary by age so you should be able to see what they recommend for your age group. Most doctors are unconcerned about high risk HPV in women because normally abnormal cells caused by this virus resolve on their own. Not only that, but cancer can take a decade to multiple decades to develop so it's easily found, monitored, and dealt with if needed. Long story short, you really don't have anything to worry about in the short-term and not in the long-term either. Talk to your doctor to learn more, but I also do a thoughtful Google research session to learn more about the virus and how it normally behaves in women and how that affects the testing and monitoring recommendations.
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