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Are Cervical Biopsies Tested For Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Abnormal PAP smear/Cervical Biopsy/HPV?

A mid-20s friend has been really depressed recently. She told me that she had abnormal cells in a PAP smear and had to get a cervical biopsy. She told me she was taking a medication (antibotic?) a week prior to the biopsy and it was making her...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are many reasons for having abnormal cells on a PAP smear; not all the reasons have to do with either cancer or HPV infection. For instance, if someone has a trichimonas infection, then this can cause an abnormal PAP smear. We treat these... Read more »

Lymph node biopsy; my surgeon couldn't find it at the time of surgery

I've had an enlarged posterior cervical (neck) node for five months, had high risk exposure... Read more »

TB,CERVICAL LUMPH NODES

I AM MALE 30 YEARS OLD. I HAVE DEVELPOED LUMPH NODES. I GOT MY FNAC DONE TWICE IN APR 2008 AND JUL... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Women Living With HIV Skip Pap Test Despite Increased Risk for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Nearly one in four women living with HIV did not receive an annual Pap test in the year prior to being interviewed, according to a study published in the Aug. 1, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters reports. Women with HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: New Visual Test Screens for Cervical Cancer

In a bid to combat the increasing number of cervical cancer cases, government hospitals in Kenya are encouraging women to undergo an innovative free exam to detect precancerous lesions of the cervix. The low-cost method involves dilating the... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Pilot Program Increases Cervical Cancer Screening by 42% Among Women Living With HIV

A simple, multidisciplinary quality improvement program dramatically increased cervical cancer screening rates among HIV-infected women at a St. Louis clinic, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2012. The findings suggest that low-cost... Read more »
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Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been having blood in my stool and recently had a colonoscopy performed. It revealed inflammation. The microscopic finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with... Read more »

Biopsy Results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Guess what everyone? My lymph node was completely normal! So for those out there that have swollen lymph nodes, don't worry. I now know that you can cause symptoms yourself, due to stress, fear, anxiety and and other form of worry. I caused this... Read more »

HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you.

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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »