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OI for Women
Mar 17, 2003

Recently I had gonnorrhea in July and had an abortion the month before I received blood test in September, not positive. However the next month when I received a pap smear my dr. said that I had mild dysplasia due to HPV. My question is could this be an Opportunistic Infection this early? I had received a pap smear and blood test in May so I know I did not have HIV then nor did my Pap smear show any STD or this HPV infection. Please answer. I recently took another blood test 3/13/2003. Should get my results by MOnday or Tuesday, Nervous and scared.

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

HPV causes cervical dysplasia in both HIV positive as well as HIV negative women. So, a diagnosis of HPV infection or HPV-associated dysplasia does not necessarily indicate that a woman is HIV positive.


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