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Can Hiv Be Detected In A Pap Smear

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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 »

HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to... Read more »

Guidelines for Pap test in HIV+ woman

I have seen conflicting information on scheduling frequency for Pap test. Every 6 months or... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

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

...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 smear. This... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...collected by a Pap test. These tests look for types of HPV that are linked to health problems. Dysplasia can be detected by Pap smears. Some researchers believe that anal and cervical smears should be checked each year for people with elevated... Read more »
The Body PRO

Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...screened annually for cervical cancer. HIV treatment recommendations say that a woman who is diagnosed with HIV should get two Pap smears in the first year after [receiving the] HIV diagnosis, and then one every year after that, for as long as... 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 »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how much I was at risk for Cervical Cancer. Every woman with HIV and HPV is. High Risk. You can bet I won't miss another Pap Smear again and for those of us with HIV, that's EVERY year, not every 3 years that's recommended with the new test. ... Read more »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »

is this a good sign?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have gotten a call from the office already? are doctors obligated to call you if the test result is positive? i know with pap smear tests, if there is something wrong, i get a call from the doctor but i call anyway just to hear the results,... Read more »