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My cervical screening test result shows I have HPV, does that mean I will get genital warts?

Genital warts are caused by ‘low-risk’ HPV types, which are very common but do not cause cervical cancer. Your cervical screening test looks for ‘high-risk’ HPV types which do not cause genital warts.

This does not mean that you will not get genital warts, but these are not linked to your cervical screening result.