Jul 5, 2002
My doctor says that cervical dysplasia is commonly seen in hiv+ women. My question is...would cervical dysplasia indicate acute infection or would it be a result of having hiv for a longer period of time?
Response from Dr. Aberg
Not everyone who has cervical dysplasia has HIV and not every woman with HIV gets cervical dysplasia. Your doctor is correct that cervical dysplasia is more commonly seen among women with HIV. Cervical dysplasia is associated with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Cervical dysplasia does not indicate anything about the course of HIV. HIV itself does not cause cervical dysplasia.
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