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Ascus Pap Results

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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 screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result... Read more »
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 diagnostic and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pap Smear Primer

Recommendations for Positive Women HIV positive women often need more frequent Pap smears. Remember not to douche (douching is not good for any woman, anyway, see "Douching is Bad for You ," September/October 2000), use a tampon, and do not have... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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...
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 of HPV (human papillomavirus, also known as the wart virus). Two million US women each year get the most... Read more »

Anal fissure, can it change the results of an anal PAP smear?

Does the presence of anal fissures lead to a negative result in an anal pap smear.thank you....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
In general an anal fissure won't change the results of a Pap smear. However, if there were to be inflammation because of the fissure, than that could affect the results of a Pap smear. The same is true for hemorrhoids (see my post to... Read more »

Anal Pap Smear Results

I had anal warts about 20 years ago. I got infected with HIV in 1999. I just got the results from my anal Pap smear test. It showed atypical cells. The nurse who gave me the results really wasn't able to tell me what this means. She said the...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and there is some concern that a history of anal warts may predispose to anal cancer. The use of the anal PAP smear is being investigated as a screening tool to pick up early cases.... Read more »

High grade dysplasia/anal pap results

Dear Dr. Conway:I know this is not the forum for this topic but I saw that you answered a related question and thought I'd give it a try.I've been HIV+ since 1997. Healthy and asymptomatic, baseline 290/28% and vl 30,000, currently...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is an important question. I would believe the more detailed tests you have had rather than the screening PAP smear with respect to whether or not you have cancer. However, you will understand that these exams were necessary given your... Read more »
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hpv and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI all,

After an ASCUS pap smear (i.e. slightly abnormal), I was diagnosed with HPV. The doctor assured me that this was common and while it needed monitoring, many girls are able to kick these viruses by themselves. Sure enough, my next pap smear... Read more »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV?

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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 »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »