Female | 23
Asked on 20th Aug, 2022

I'm 23 years female got pap test last month and I have a doubt that speculum is not sterlized will I get hiv from this way .speculum is not used for 2 hours before the pap test

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Dr. Babita Goel

General Physician

24 years of experience

Answered on 24th January 2023

The risk of HIV transmission from a speculum is extremely low. The risk is even lower if the speculum was not used for more than two hours prior to the Pap test. If you are still concerned, please speak with your healthcare provider.

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