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Abnormal Pap Test

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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 on several occasions-- I am soooo confused

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HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

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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?

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Body

Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

...thereafter. The IDSA guidelines also recommend that more frequent Pap tests be considered if an HIV-positive woman has had a previous abnormal Pap test, has symptomatic HIV or is infected with HPV. HIV-positive women who have had a hysterectomy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...cancer, but they can turn into cancer over time. It is important to make sure these changes do not get worse. In rare cases, an abnormal Pap test can show that you may have cancer. You will need other tests to be sure. The earlier you find... 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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »

Freaking Out

Posted by Miz83, 2 Replies
...part..about two weeks later i woke up with strong cramps in my abdominal area and a mild fever. went to the gyno and had an abnormal pap test. turns out i had hpv. now a month ago i woke up with a mild fever again which dissapeared at the end of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How risky is fingering a female with a small cut on your finger? Really didn't know I had a cut other than the tip of my finger was sore. I know it is low risk behavior, but this ecounter I had was someone other than my girlfrend. Now my girl... Read more »