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Can An Abnormal Pap Smear Mean Hiv

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HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to have abnormal paps again. Is this normal for HIV+ women?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
No. Pap smears check the cells from your cervix and/or vagina. Once the cervix (part of the uterus) is gone, most pap smears are normal. If you have abnormal vaginal pap smears, you should ask your doc about having further special testing, such as... 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.... Read more »

Abnormal Pap Smear

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Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

...entry to care, if no prior abnormal Pap or treatment in past 12 months: A1: HIV-positive women with no recent history of abnormal Pap smear or recent treatment for dysplasia should have a thorough lower genital tract inspection and Pap... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...dysplasia Diagnosis Pap smears: A Pap smear is a screening test your doctor does to check for changes in the cervix An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or cancer If you have an abnormal Pap, you may... 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 Cancer Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

JaimeLee

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...getting scared I was doing fine. Now I really feel my 3 month test on June 4th is going to come out positive. I slept with the HIV+ guy (yes I used protection from beginning to end) but I feel maybe it leaked at the base and that's why I have... Read more »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is Read more »