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Abnormal Pap Results

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HIV with abnormal pap

my daughter has HIV,which is controlled very well, what does it mean to have an abnormal pap?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That result could mean a lot of different things. Without more specifics about what the pathology report actually said, it is hard to comment. I suggest she speak with her doctor to review these results.... Read more »

abnormal Pap smear #3

Dear Doctor, thank you for reading my question. I have asked many before and am waiting for an... Read more »

abnormal pap smear

I had a abnormal papsmear result, Dr is stating it is a viral infection. Take medicatin for 7 days... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

New Guidelines for Abnormal Pap Smear Results Combination Pap Smear and HPV Testing for Cancer Screening Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners and Cervical Cancer Risk Women More Likely Than Men to Disclose an STI HIV, African-American Women, and... Read more »
Project Inform

Anal Pap Smears in Men Show High Rate of Pre-Cancer Conditions

A recent study in a Veteran's Affairs HIV clinic in Miami reveals that more than half of HIV-positive men have abnormal surface anal cells, caused by the virus called HPV. People living with HIV generally have a higher rate of these abnormal cells... Read more »
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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 »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV?

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Please Post Your Results!

Posted by Momma, 1 Reply
I have found myself wondering...all these stories of fear and "what ifs" but no one posts their outcome. I would like to know. I read situations that are similar to mine but it is like missing the last few pages of a mystery novel.

Please - if... Read more »