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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Is HPV Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? There are over 100 viruses known as human papilloma virus (HPV). They are common. One study found HPV in 77% of HIV-positive women. HPV is...
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Pregnant, anxiety, Im very scared!! HIV???

...those with my last pregnancy I was on amoxicillian 10 days then metrondizole(I think) for 7 days The third day of that I had a cervical cerclage put in and was given antibiotics in the hospital through my IV and continued metrondizole when I got...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV should not be one of your main concerns because the evidence you present (an HIV antibody test at 156 days is sufficient--see my response to "Definite Exposure" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Testing/Q11060.qna) fully... Read more »

vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different types of HPV, only a few types appear to cause... Read more »

Cervical Dysplasia

My doctor says that cervical dysplasia is commonly seen in hiv+ women. My question is...would cervical dysplasia indicate acute infection or would it be a result of having hiv for a longer period of time?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Not everyone who has cervical dysplasia has HIV and not every woman with HIV gets cervical dysplasia. Your doctor is correct that cervical dysplasia is more commonly seen among women with HIV. Cervical dysplasia is associated with Human Papilloma... Read more »

cervical cancer in women

If cervical cancer in women is an AIDS defining condition, does this mean that all women with cervical cancer have AIDS?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No-- although cervical cancer is more common in HIV+ women than in HIV-s, it can certainly happen to women who are HIV-. Read more »
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Cancers

Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions.... Read more »
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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... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
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AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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Is it true

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
that women with HIV will always have abnormal papsmears? Also, a high possiblity to contract cervical cancer if they have HPV?? Read more »

KS worry

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Allow me to clarify my previous post. If a woman with HIV contained KS and were to perform fellatio on you, is there an increased risk of transmission? Are lesions usually pin-point sized or do they vary? I`m very worried and I`m sorry if it seems... Read more »

For Anon One & other experts

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 2 Replies
I saw this question on another board and got curious. Does it matter if your HIV+ partner's vagina was extremely wet? I.e her vaginal secretions made their way from the cervical area where the HIV is mainly concentrated. Or doesn't it matter whether... Read more »

HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you. Read more »