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Do you perform colposcopy for negative PAP if partner is HPV+?

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seasurfer

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I saw a question in Kaplan Qbank step 3, and have been looking for answer all over the place.

The question is do you perform colposcopy if a PAP smear is negative, but the woman tell you that her partner is HPV+?
 

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I saw a question in Kaplan Qbank step 3, and have been looking for answer all over the place.

The question is do you perform colposcopy if a PAP smear is negative, but the woman tell you that her partner is HPV+?

No.
 

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Thanks for answering,

so in a 21 year old patient, with negative pap smear, but a positive HPV partner, what would you advice her to do next?
 

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Use condoms...same as with anyone else.
 

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New guideline do no paps until age 21. If partner HPV positive no action unless physical exam shows something concerning.
 

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Don't the new guidelines say to do a pap at 21 OR 3 years after onset of sexual activity?

What about doing an HPV DVA test?

There's a lot of remission even with positive paps and/or DNA in that age group.

According to these guidelines a repeat cytology and HPV DNA testing, without colposcopy, is appropriate for ASC-US in a 21 yr old. I can only imagine that colposcopy would not be recommended for a normal pap result in this age group.
 

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These new guideline are supposed to make things simpler. The problem is that we now need to unlearn what were standard of care.
 
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