Our expert says:
Current research does not show a clear connection between herpes and cervical cancer. It appears more likely that other viruses such as HPV (genital warts) may be linked to cervical cancer.
If a woman has genital warts, a herpes infection might increase the spread of the wart virus deeper into the tissues of the cervix.
Like most women, women with genital herpes should have a Pap smear test on a regular basis, and should return for your Pap smear when advised by their doctor. Treatment is available if the cells show changes that indicate it is necessary.
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