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Cervical Cancer Risk Factors

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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Also interested in Gardasil

Dr. Frascino, Sorry if this is getting repetitive! I am a man living in the Cincinnati Ohio area and am trying to get the Gardasil series. Any advice on the best way to go about this?If necessary I will travel to your clinic.Thanks for your help!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Although I actually attended medical school in Cincinnati and still have a few connections there, unfortunately I have not been able to locate anyone administering Gardasil "off label" to men.We do administer Gardasil at the Frascino Medical... Read more »

gay men access to Gardasil?

I'm recently out of the closet, and have had very few sexual encounters so far. I realize that I might already be infected with some strains of HPV even after one or two encounters, but still it seems to makes sense that I get vaccinated for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HPV infection in men causes genital warts and has been linked to penile and anal cancer. HPV-infected men can transmit the virus to their sexual partners. Merck, the company that makes Gardasil, has tested the vaccine's safety and immune... Read more »

can HPV be transmitted thru oral sex?

a potential partner has just found out she is hpv positive.can i get hpv if we have oral sex? I'm a 28 year old female and i believe beyond the age requirement for the vaccine...i am not going to stop seeing this girl because of this recent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concern. As for the Guardasil vaccine, if you are HPV negative, you could still benefit from getting vaccinated, despite being 28 years old.Good luck.Dr. BobHPVJun 3, 2007 can i... Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular should the results of pap tests after a leep procedure be interpreted differently for HIV + than HIV - patients. i have had a leep and then a pap 3...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi, I am going to answer your question the best I can. I will also refer you to Dr Sullivan on the expert panel to get his advise in women' health issues. I have attached an article about cervical cancer and its causes for you to read-I know it... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Infection May Boost Cervical Cancer Risk

Women who become infected with chlamydia appear to be at an increased risk of developing cervical cancer, according to European researchers. Dr. Keng-Ling Wallin of Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues found that 8 percent of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Herpes simplex-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, may act as an accomplice to another virus known to cause cervical cancer, making a woman even more susceptible to cancer, according to a new report. The researchers reported their findings in... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Ups Cervical Cancer Risk in Women with HPV

Women with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection who smoke have a significantly increased risk of developing cervical cancer compared with HPV-infected women who do not smoke, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute ... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have HPV. What I didn't know was just how serious that is. While nothing abnormal is showing up on my Pap, the... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »