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What you should know before starting the Pap test: Read the instructions on how to perform the Pap smear test.
Read the instruction manual on how and when to take a Pap smear sample.
Follow the instructions carefully.
Be aware that the test will be painful, and that there is a high risk of infection.
Do not hesitate to seek medical advice if you need help.
Do you need Pap tests?
If you are considering a Pap test, we suggest you have your Pap smear tested first.
There is a very small chance that you will have a positive result.
However, if you are at increased risk for infection, you should still consider a Pap testing test if you: are HIV positive or have been diagnosed with HIV, or