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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 »

Pap Smear

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

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is this a good sign?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello,

i took my first hiv test ever this past 12/9/02.
it was 6 months after unprotected sex.
i am female and had sex with a guy, we didnot use protection but he didnot cum inside of me - he pulled out.

yes, i know that was a risky and a stupid thing... Read more »

ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... Read more »

question about antibody detection for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
say you know exactly the date of your 'possible' exposure. ..3-4 days later you become sick...typical viral symptoms...soar throat...swollen nodes...achy...no energy...slight fever...now this last for 2 weeks! then you start feeling... Read more »
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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 »

Abnormal Pap Smear

I just got a call from my doctor about a pap smear coming back abnormal and they think it is a virus can you tell me about other viruses and symptoms or can it just be AIDS ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'd be better able to answer this question if I knew whether you are referring to a cervical Pap smear or an anal Pap smear. In both cases, abnormal Pap smears are often caused by the human papillomavirus. Although abnormal Pap smears are more... 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 »
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Anal Pap Smears in Men Show High Rate of Pre-Cancer Conditions

A recent study in a Veteran's Affairs HIV clinic in Miami reveals that more than half of HIV-positive men have abnormal surface anal cells, caused by the virus called HPV. People living with HIV generally have a higher rate of these abnormal cells... 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 »
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 »
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 Risk Women More Likely Than Men to Disclose an STI HIV, African-American Women, and... Read more »