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Negative HRA but positive anal pap smear

Hi Nelson,First of all, I have nothing but respect for you and the way you offer your time and expertise despite living with multi-drug resistant HIV and the stress that must engender.Recently I had a HRA (high resolution anoscopy) examination (I am...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The fact that you have not been HIV positive for too long and that you have a clean high resolution anoscopy are good things when it comes to feeling more relaxed about your chances of having anal dysplasia (changes in the anal canal mucosa that... Read more »

Abnormal Pap smear after 10 months of sex

My fiance recently had a pap smear(Dec. 2000) and about a month later, received a letter from the health department stating that abnormal cells were detected. She is only my second sexual partner and she and I have had both protected and unprotected...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I cannot tell you the cause for your fiance's symptoms. There could be several things causing them, and only a doctor should be diagnosing her condition. Talk to your partner about your concerns, and maybe you both could talk with her doctor... Read more »

hpv and pap smear

I'm not sure if you received my question. I understand that pap smear is one way of detecting HPV (genital warts). How soon after exposure should I get a pap smear - a week, a month, etc? Is there a waiting period like HIV testing? Thanks....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's difficult to say. Different people will take different amounts of time to develop symptoms related to genital HPV infection; some may not experience symptoms at all, in which case you don't need to be concerned. If you have had an... Read more »

does a pap test for hiv?

I was wondering, if a pap smear would detect hiv?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. HIV can only be detected by a specific HIV test.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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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 »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

detecting swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does it feel to have swollen lymph nodes? Are your lymph nodes always enlarged? Are they always tender to palpation? Do they change throughout the course of your infection? (i.e. initial infection, with changes in viral load/CD4 count, etc.)

This... Read more »