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Pap Smear????
Dec 28, 1999

I'm HIV+ for 4 years. VL 10000 CD4 685. I am not sexually active. Should I still have pap smears? My last pap was 11/97 found to be normal with no problems. How often should someone not sexually active have paps?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

If you're HIV+, you should have a Pap smear every 6 months because there is a greater chance of an abnormal test because of the HIV. It has nothing to do with current sexual activity.


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