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Ascus Pap Results

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

... The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it
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Abdnormal PapSmear

I am 44 yrs old and have yearly pap smears and mamograms. This year my pap smear came back with "atypical cells". The nurse said my doctor would repeat pap in 4 mths. What does that actually mean (atypical cells) ? My mamogram came back with...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...An annual Pap test is the best way to screen women for cervical cancer. Nearly all cervical cancers are thought to arise from certain strains Read more »

HAPPY WITH MY LAB. RESULTS

DEAR DR. HOLODNIY,FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO US. MY COUSIN WAS INFECTED WITH HIV LAST MAY 2000, SHE IS NOT ON ANY MEDICATIONS YET, BECAUSE THE DOCTOR SAID THAT HER NUMBERS ARE OK AND SHE...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...look great and I agree with the doctors. It is possible, but unlikely that the viral load will go down to undetectable. The pap smear may or may not remain abnormal. Read more »

anal HPV

Hi Handsome, Doc that is--what is the latest low down on anal HPV in HIV poz men . I had some atypical cells when I requested an anal smear but think I was recovering from a recent bout of HSV. I know and can feel a wart and am using Aldara...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There is plenty of variability in the use of anal pap smears in standard HIV management. Some physicians do it and some don't. Part of the decision to make these part of routine Read more »

Question on relation

Dr. Jackson: I recently had a pap smear return as ASCUS and my concern is that I had an HIV test done under 6 months. It was an ELISA test at 21 weeks post last possible exposure. I was wondering if I could trust that test result and feel that my...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...think you can be certain you are not HIV infected since your last exposure was 21 weeks ago. The interpretation of ASCUS on your PAP smear is not related to HIV.BJ Brooks Jackson, M.D. Read more »
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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?

... In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...treating PID in women with HIV. Studies indicate that relapse of PID occurs more often in women with impaired immunity. Human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease which primarily affects the cervix, plays a primary role in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

... This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer 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 Read more »
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I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »