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Abnormal Pap Smear

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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

I just got a call from my doctor about a pap smear coming back abnormal and they think it is a... Read more »

HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

...I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

...entry to care, if no prior abnormal Pap or treatment in past 12 months: A1: HIV-positive women with no recent history of abnormal Pap smear or recent treatment for dysplasia should have a thorough lower genital tract inspection and Pap... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: San Francisco Clinic on the Verge of Closing

...project showed. Founded in 1979, Lyon-Martin sought to address lesbians' health care issues, including their risk of STDs and abnormal Pap smears. It is named for lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. The clinic's patients are now about... 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 »
The Well Project


...dysplasia Diagnosis Pap smears: A Pap smear is a screening test your doctor does to check for changes in the cervix An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or cancer If you have an abnormal Pap, you may... 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 »

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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 »

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... Read more »