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HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

November 29, 2010

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently issued guidelines for the routine gynecological care of HIV-positive women. "Most of the women living with HIV today in the US are in their prime reproductive years," noted Dr. Hal C. Lawrence, vice president of practice activities for ACOG.

All women ages 19 to 64 should receive routine HIV screening, the report recommended. While there is no consensus on how often repeat screening should be offered, the guidelines suggested at least annual testing for women at elevated risk, including injection drug users, those whose partners are injection drug users or HIV-positive, and those have had an

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