HPV Examination Results?
want to ask If the result of positive hvp genotype 40 / 61,52,53,66 / 68b, 81 what does that mean
Hello Melly, thanks for the question.
A positive HPV test result indicates an infection from the human papilloma virus or the virus that most often causes cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor that is often transmitted through sexual contact. The types of viruses (genotypes) that cause this disease are numerous, but only about 100 virus subtypes have been identified, 40 of which are specific to the genital area. this virus subtype is divided into low-risk and high-risk virus subtypes. Subtypes that have low risk of causing malignancies include 6, 11, 26, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 55, 61, 64, 67, 69, 70, 72, 81, and 84 while those with high risk of HPV type 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68B, 73, 82.
The most common viral genotype that causes cervical malignancy and is most widely known in the community is subtypes 16 and 18, but actually there are very many other subtypes that can cause this. We recommend that you consult the results of this examination with the doctor beforehand because the doctor will do the question and answer and physical examination again and match the results obtained.
The doctor will reconfirm the findings of this examination with complaints and the results of the previous physical examination. So if the examination results are obtained values that are not on the normal threshold, then you should not have to panic and consult with the doctor who checked before, because to say someone has an illness can not only be based on supporting examinations, must be based on the results of question and answer and physical examination that was found. If the results are positive, the doctor may suggest a number of things such as repeating the examination, doing a colposcopy, or performing other procedures.
In the meantime, continue to adopt a healthy lifestyle such as getting enough rest, drinking at least 2 liters of water per day, avoiding unhealthy foods such as fast food, and exercising regularly.
Thus, hopefully useful.