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Do Pap Smear Test For Gonorrhea?

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become cancerous, so that women can receive treatment before cervical cancer develops. When dysplasia is detected and treated early, cervical cancer...
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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
...of sampling error, one negative PAP smear is reassuring, but may miss some abnormal cells. I usually recommend two negative Pap smears, one year apart, before I tell a patient that we can let down our guard a bit. After two negative Pap smears,... Read more »

Abnormal PAP smear/Cervical Biopsy/HPV?

A mid-20s friend has been really depressed recently. She told me that she had abnormal cells in a PAP smear and had to get a cervical biopsy. She told me she was taking a medication (antibotic?) a week prior to the biopsy and it was making her 'act...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...There are many reasons for having abnormal cells on a PAP smear; not all the reasons have to do with either cancer or HPV infection. For instance, if someone has a trichimonas infection, then Read more »

Hemorrhoids and Pap smears- Post from 12/29-Correction?

Dear Dr. Bruce,IN your response of 12/29/02 regarding anal pap smears, hemorrhoids and HPV, you said if you it is more likely one is HPV infected if the Pap smear is normal. I'm not a doctor but I always thought it was the other way around. That is,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...edited 12/29 post in this response. (I also fixed the typo). Here it is.The reader had asked some excellent questions about Pap smears and hemorroids--1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the... Read more »

Annual anal PAP smears; who should get them? atypia-- what does this mean

In the mid 1970s I had anal warts. They were treated topically and never reoccurred. I was infected with HIV in 1999. In 2000 I started to get yearly anal PAP smears. In 2000 the lab report said scattered, poorly preserved atypical squamous cells...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...forum, who are unfamiliar with anal PAP smears, let me explain. In a manner similar to the way women have been getting regular cervical PAP smears, anal PAP smears have recently arrived to the seen. A medical professional inserts a swab up one's... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...squamous intraepithelial lesion [HSIL]). Women with the most common abnormal result, ASC-US, are recommended to have two more Pap smears, immediate colposcopy (examination of the tissues of the cervix with a low-powered, lighted microscope to... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...and regularly. Screening is normally done with one of two diagnostic tools, the Pap smear and/or colposcopy. The ability of Pap smears to adequately screen for cervical cancer in women with HIV is currently under debate. Studies have shown that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Abnormalities Common in HIV-Infected Girls

...that were observed," Brogly said. "It is concerning to find such high rates in young adolescent girls." The authors noted that "Pap smears were so infrequent among these girls identified as sexually active." During the course of the study, 38... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...Tests for abnormal cells in the anus or vagina. Test at baseline and once a year, or more often if abnormal cells are found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. ... Read more »
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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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how much I was at risk for Cervical Cancer. Every woman with HIV and HPV is. High Risk. You can bet I won't miss another Pap Smear again and for those of us with HIV, that's EVERY year, not every 3 years that's recommended with the new test. ... Read more »

Confused College Student Here...Please Help Out!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the test was INVALID for any sexual activity in the past 6 months! At the same time, I also had my routine GYN exam: normal PAP smear, no visible sores/ulcers, and negative for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. I have been vaccinated for Hep B. ... Read more »