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Abnormal Pap 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 »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...signs of cervical cancer. If you get an abnormal test result, be sure to follow up as told by your doctor. Most women who get abnormal Pap test results or who have HPV do not get cervical cancer -- as long as they follow their doctor's advice... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...who perform screening for cervical cancer. The health care professionals were asked whether they recommend that women with an abnormal Pap test or positive HPV test results inform their sex partners of the infection or refer those partners to a... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal Pap smears thanHIV-negative women. These abnormal Paps are usually associated with low CD4cell counts and HPV.... Read more »
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