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Do Pap Smears Check For Hiv

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HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to have abnormal paps again. Is this normal for HIV+ women?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...No. Pap smears check the cells from your cervix and/or vagina. Once the cervix (part of the uterus) is gone, most pap smears are normal. If Read more »

Screening for anal warts (Anal PAP smears)

What are the current recommendations for anal pap smears in HIV positive men and women? Read more »

Abnormal Pap Smear

I just got a call from my doctor about a pap smear coming back abnormal and they think it is a... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

...year should have a Pap smear three months after treatment and every three months after that for one year. After four negative Pap smears, they can resume a schedule of every six months. Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Untreateddysplasia can lead to cervical cancer, a life-threatening illness. It is very important for HIV+ women to have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...do not experience symptoms Bleeding between periods is one of the only signs of advanced cervical dysplasia Diagnosis Pap smears: A Pap smear is a screening test your doctor does to check for changes in the cervix An abnormal Pap... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...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... 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 »

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,... Read more »

Pap Smear

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

PID and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Have any of you had PID with your HIV? Were all of you hospitalized? I am thinking I might have one, but don't want to be in the hospital. Did you have to have Read more »