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Abnormal Pap Smear Test 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 »

abnormal Pap smear #3

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HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...screening for cervical cell changes and cervical cancer precursors is an important tool for optimizing women's health. Management of abnormal Pap smear test results hinges on whether the results are ASC-US (atypical squamous cells of undetermined... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...risks and benefits of HRT before you consider this therapy. Pap Smears HIV-positive women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal Pap smears than HIV-negative women. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

JaimeLee

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got a call from my OBGYN and told me my pap mear showed some inflammation and to do it again at 3 months . Now I'm getting scared I was doing fine. Now I really feel my 3 month test on June 4th is going to come out positive. I slept with the HIV+... Read more »

Help!!!

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 »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year showed a negative... Read more »