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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 »

Pap Smear

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

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Abnormal pap smear

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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 »

Bleeding Acne

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a bleeding spot and my brother just hit me in the face.

IF he had a bleeding hand would i be at any risk? Read more »
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Hemorrhoids and Anal Pap Smears; do they interfere which each other? If I have a normal Pap smear, am I HPV-free?

Do the presence of hemmorhoids make the results of an anal pap smear turn out abnormal?Also, if a first anal pap smear comes out normal, and there is no sexual activity since then, are future anal pap smears required? Does a normal result indicate...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
These are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although hemorrhoids will not cause a PAP test to... Read more »

Rectal bleeding.

Hi Dr. I am trying to find an answer for a problem I have had for 2 years now and no answers. My history, I have been positive since 1992, with T-cells of 7 for 2 years. I was on all types of drug trials, both blind and double blind. Now 20 years...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been assessed for local infections at all (including HPV-anal pap?). Stool softeners and fiber can help sometimes if bleeding is triggered by bowel movements. Have you asked specifically whether there has been any evidence of hemorrhoids... Read more »

abnormal PAP smear and HPV disease

I just recieved an abnormal PAP smear and my gynecologist said it was from mild dysplasia and HPV. She has suggested a Colposcopy. I haven't had the colposcopy performed yet. Does this mean that I do in fact have genital warts? Also, if I do...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your gynecologist gave you sound advice. The reason PAP smears are done is to screen for early changes of HPV disease and early cancers. The next step is often a colposcopy, a procedure by which your health care provider can get a much better... Read more »

pap smear - how long for it to become abnormal????

How long would it take for your pap smear to be abnormal after being HIV infected?Many thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no specific interval between HIV infection and developing an abnormal Pap smear. Remember that HIV- women can also have abnormal Pap smears, it just is more common among HIV+s. That's why it is recommended to have one done every 6... Read more »
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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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pap Smears for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The following article, with minor changes, is taken from the June 1999 HEPP News , a newsletter of the HIV Education Prison Project (www.hivcorrections.org ). While references to prison remain, most of the points made in the article remain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Pap Smears for Women Under 21: Guidelines

Most women should not bother getting a Pap test until they turn 21, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). However, certain populations under 21 that still do need screening are detailed in new ACOG guidelines.... Read more »
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 »