Human Papillomavirus (HPV) | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Is it possible to have sex with my boyfriend/girlfriend without giving him/her HPV?
  • How can I avoid getting HPV?
  • If I have HPV, am I at higher risk of getting another STI?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • Are there any side effects of my treatment?
  • Are there any support groups in my area?
  • If my symptoms get worse, when should I call my doctor?
  • Should I have my daughter vaccinated against HPV?


HPV Testing in the Evaluation of the Minimally Abnormal Papanicolaou Smear by BS Apgar, M.D., M.S., and G Brotzman, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 1999,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 01/14
Created: 05/99