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Do Females Get Tested For Hiv When At The Gyn

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

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 into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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Does regular Ob/Gyn routine detect HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,I broke up with my ex-boyfriend in April, and just found out that he had quite a few sexual relationships during our relationship. Not very nice, isn't it? I had a regular woman care check in October, and all the test results are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A routine STD screen certainly should include HIV-antibody testing; however, there is no guarantee it was actually performed. I would suggest you contact the doctor who performed your "regular woman care check" and ask exactly what... Read more »

hiv meds & abnormal gyn test

I've been hiv for about 14yrs and currently on meds. When I do my gyn test, it comes back abnormal. But when I go off medicine which I have done twice since I started taking meds 8yrs ago, my gyn test come back normal.What does hiv meds have...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I am not sure what you mean by the gyn test. Is it a pap smear? Have you had additional tests? (Such as a colposcopy.) The meds will not cause an abnormal pap. Do not stop your meds to try to effect your pap smear. Abnormal paps are usually caused... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

GYN visits

do the std cultures show HIv infection in the well woman exams?...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
No- if you are concerned about HIV infection you need to get an HIV test.-JC... Read more »
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OB/GYN in TN

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Wondered if anyone out there knew of an OB/GYN in the Nashville TN area that specializes in HIV + women. Have been having trouble with yeast infections (how I found out I was poz) and would like to see a female preferable with sympathy towards my... Read more »

Female to Female Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had oral sex with another woman, and I'm wondering how risky this is? I've read, it is risky, and then I've read it isn't. So which is it? Regardless if I ever do that again it will be with protection I don't care. I just want to know if anyone on... Read more »

OB/GYN

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of a confidential (and confident) HIV provider (OB/GYN) in Brooklyn,NY or NYC area for pregnancy care? Thank you Read more »

Searching for an OB/GYN in NY, pregnant and HV+I

Posted by Shada
URGENT!I'm PREGNANT and very new in new york and i'm seraching for a very good OB/GYN in NY. I'm searching for someone competent and who will not judje me just because i'm HIV+; Thank you for HELP; Read more »