Papinocolau testing may sometimes cause bleeding in the scraped area. This injury in a possibly already infected area may lead to worsening infection or even other infections taking hold. Bisexual men, homosexual men, and men with weak immune systems may be approved to have Papinocolau testing done. This is due to their high risk of getting HPV and the cancers associated with HPV transmission.
HPV usually goes away on its own even without medication especially in men with strong immune systems. And more often than not, it doesn’t cause cancers and doesn’t show symptoms. So safe sexual practices and taking the vaccine are still the best way to avoid HPV transmission.
Although hpv is usually not very harmful because the symptoms might not appear, and the testing for it is unreliable and risky at best, the best way to prevent yourself from getting the virus is still safe sexual practices and a vaccine.
Learn more about HPV here.