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Abnormal Pap Smear Results

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abnormal pap smear

I had a abnormal papsmear result, Dr is stating it is a viral infection. Take medicatin for 7 days and retest in 3 months. I did have intercourse prior to my test. Scared it may be something else.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The virus your doctor is talking about is not hepatitis A, B, or C. It is related to human papillomavirus, HPV,which can cause abnormalities on the pap smear. It is important to have follow-up on your pap smear to be certain it clears up. HPV is... Read more »

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Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...say whether or not colposcopy screening is a necessary routine screening procedure for HIV-positive women without signs of an abnormal Pap smear. A promising new screening tool called Pap Plus Speculoscopy (PPS) has recently gained FDA... 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 ...Breast-Feeding Mothers Vitamin A Deficiency Not Associated With HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Could Make Cervical Cancer Testing Easier

...requiring cervical swab specimens, researchers found that positive urine and cervical swab results had similar correlations with abnormal Pap smear results. Viral genotype had little if any effect on the results of either HPV screen. Data showed... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART and Genital Warts in Women

...perhaps because of frequent medical check-ups. Screening Issues for HIV-Positive Women In this study HIV positive women who had abnormal Pap smear results were highly likely to also have abnormal growths on their vulva. Yet, colposcopic... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...drawn and the test also came back negative. I have been going through the same thing again...doubting the result! I had an abnormal pap smear 2 months ago with the biopsies revealing a small amount of dysplasia, also my CBC was normal but my... Read more »