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im worried
Mar 15, 2001

would you know you have hiv by having a pap smear done.

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

A Pap smear is a procedure in which cells from the cervix are examined for evidence of cervical cancer. This is therefore not a test that determines HIV infection status. The only way to diagnose HIV infection is to do specific testing for HIV. Please see the "testing" section of " HIV Basics "on this web site for more information.


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