Can You Detect Hiv With Pap Tests
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University of Kansas Medical CenterPap smears test for cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix is thought to be caused by a progressive infection with human papilloma virus. So, like other infections that get worse with lower t-cell counts, the likelihood that HPV... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineUnfortunately the guidelines and experts are all over the map on this, and particularly with LSIL. Some say watch and wait, others say yearly anal pap, and some even say yearly high resolution anoscopy (HRA). This is also dependent on who is paying... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by nomoreworry4meHIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 6 RepliesI had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?
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Posted by Anonymouscan you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »
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