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Abnormal Cells In A Pap Test.

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AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...the FDA approved two tests that use the sample collected by a Pap test. These tests look for types of HPV that are linked to health problems. Dysplasia can be detected by Pap smears. Some researchers believe that anal and cervical smears should be checked each year for people with elevated risk: People who have had receptive anal intercourse Women who have had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) Anyone with under 500 CD4 cells. ...
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Hemorrhoids and Anal Pap Smears; do they interfere which each other? If I have a normal Pap smear, am I HPV-free?

Do the presence of hemmorhoids make the results of an anal pap smear turn out abnormal?Also, if a first anal pap smear comes out normal, and there is no sexual activity since then, are future anal pap smears required? Does a normal result indicate...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...These are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although hemorrhoids Read more »

Hemorrhoids and Pap smears- Post from 12/29-Correction?

Dear Dr. Bruce,IN your response of 12/29/02 regarding anal pap smears, hemorrhoids and HPV, you said if you it is more likely one is HPV infected if the Pap smear is normal. I'm not a doctor but I always thought it was the other way around. That is,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...is.The reader had asked some excellent questions about Pap smears and hemorroids--1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. ... Read more »

Pap Test

I am +, on no meds, and have a cd4 count that rose over the last couple of months to over 500, probably to battle a slight increase in vl, around 30,000. I had a pap test done in 3/00 and I received a card from the lab that said "normal, but "not...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I recommend that you see your physician to get another PAP smear done. In order to interpret a PAP smear correctly, it is necessary to have a sufficient number of cells on the slide in order Read more »

Can a Pap Smear reveal HEP A,B,C?

Can a Pap Smear reveal abnormal cells related to Hepatitis A, B, or C? For example, if a doctor says there are abnormalities in your cells after a pap smear, and it is not related to cervical cancer. Could this dipict any other type of STD? Such as...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your pap is abnormal, the virus that is causing the problem is human papilloma virus, which can cause cervical disease. Dr. McGovern Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...these women are more likely to get cervical cancer in the future, and if they need to be screened more often. Getting regular Pap tests, even without the HPV test, is still a good way to prevent cervical cancer -- for both younger and older... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...Pap smears would detect 225 more cases of cancer per 100,000 women and decrease cervical cancer deaths by 59%. She notes that Pap tests have a number of drawbacks, including frequent false-positive results that necessitate repeat or alternate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Putting the Pap to the Test

...New research suggests that annual Pap tests, a deeply ingrained habit for many women, are not necessary. Neither is testing as young as 18, an age at which cervical cancer Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...Tests for abnormal cells in the anus or vagina. Test at baseline and once a year, or more often if abnormal cells are found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. ... Read more »
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A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have Read more »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with things, but then I got my Pap smear back and it said it found abnormal cells and that I was positive for HPV, do you think I could still have HIV... Read more »

Abnormal pap smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My doctor just informed me that my pap smear was abnormal. Could this be an indication of HIV infection? I possibly had an exposure Feb, tested Neg End of April. Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey, Whats up? My girl friend whom I've been with for a year now, recently got a pap smear done and she came up positive for HPV (abnormal cells). Me myself had been tested for STD's and a Visual Check up for HPV and Read more »