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Do all women need to have an annual Pap test?

Not all women need to have an annual Pap test. Women 21 to 65 years old who have had normal Pap test results should only need a Pap test every 3 years. Women age 30 to 65 who have had a normal Pap test along with a normal test result for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have the option of a Pap test and HPV test every 5 years.

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