Here’s how to identify if you have an HPV-16 infection in your family: 1.
Take a test 1.
When you get a pap smear, you’ll need to fill out a questionnaire about your health.
If you’re testing positive for HPV, you’re likely infected.
If not, you may have an infection.
Check to see if you are at risk for cervical cancer If you have symptoms of HPV-related cancer, call your doctor to see how you’re doing.
You can also call the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-831-1956.
Ask questions if you’re concerned about your future health You can learn more about HPV-associated health by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Consider treatment if you know you have HPV You can get treatment for HPV by talking with your doctor.
If your doctor doesn’t prescribe an HPV vaccine, you can get one from your health insurance plan.
To get a vaccine, call 1-866-487-2667 or go to the CDC’s HPV Vaccine Center.
Use condoms if you think you may become infected If you don’t have any symptoms or signs of an infection, talk with your partner about using condoms, but only if they’re clean and dry.
You also can use condoms if your partner has sex with someone who has HPV-1 or 2.
If they don’t use condoms, you should use a condom for yourself and your partner, and to protect your other partners.
Tell your doctor if you get an STD If you get infected with HPV, your doctor may give you a test to see whether you have a sexually transmitted infection.
You should also tell your doctor about any STD symptoms, including any that can lead to cervical cancer.
Talk to your health care provider If you or someone in your household has any of these symptoms, call the CDC: 1-888-CDC-HIV (800-232-4636).
Ask about the risk of cervical cancer and other HPV-linked diseases, including HPV-18, HPV-19, HPV 16, HPV 15, and HPV 4.