How often do you need a pap smear?
<21 years old, not sexually active, no known risk factors : none needed
<21 years old, sexually active : every 3 years
21-29 years old : every 3 years
30-65 years old : every 3-5 years if your Pap smear and HPV test are negative
65 years old & older : you may no longer need Pap smear tests; talk to your doctor to determine your needs