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Could Steroids Affect Pap Smear Test?

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Hemorrhoids and Anal Pap Smears; do they interfere which each other? If I have a normal Pap smear, am I HPV-free?

Do the presence of hemmorhoids make the results of an anal pap smear turn out abnormal?Also, if a first anal pap smear comes out normal, and there is no sexual activity since then, are future anal pap smears required? Does a normal result indicate...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
These are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although hemorrhoids will not cause a PAP test to... Read more »

cd4 low count, herpes, pap smear abnormal.

I have a question i have hiv and herpes also did a pap smear that came out abnormal, getting ready... Read more »

GYNE EXAM PAP SMEAR POSTMENAPAUSAL WOMAN

I am having some procrastination regarding the need to go for an annual gane/papsmear because of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Pap Smear Guidelines Advise Less Frequent Tests

Women should receive Pap screening no more than every three years, beginning at age 21 regardless of sexual history, say national guidelines released Wednesday. The new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations are for healthy... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

HIV/AIDS News Briefs for Women

New Procedure Under Study May Replace Pap Smear Digene Corporation of Maryland has developed a cervical smear that it hopes may eventually replace the Pap smear. The Pap smear, which has been in place for 50 years, identifies all cell abnormalities... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Pap Smears for Women Under 21: Guidelines

Most women should not bother getting a Pap test until they turn 21, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). However, certain populations under 21 that still do need screening are detailed in new ACOG guidelines.... Read more »
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Pap Smear

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

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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 »

semen smear on nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does anyone know whether hiv can be transmitted if sperm is smeared onto a pregnant woman's nipple? i know chnaces is low, but if the person is pregnant, will there be a difference? will it be linked to blood stream? Read more »

Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »