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Do Pap Smears Detect Hiv

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does a pap test for hiv?

I was wondering, if a pap smear would detect hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nope. HIV can only be detected by a specific HIV test.Dr. Bob Read more »

Very scared;; Look up to you and need your help;

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Update: "Mystery men" chick

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Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...collected by a Pap test. These tests look for types of HPV that are linked to health problems. Dysplasia can be detected by Pap smears. Some researchers believe that anal and cervical smears should be checked each year for people with elevated... Read more »
Project Inform

Screening for Anal Cancer Better Defined but More Study Is Needed

...controversy over screening recommendations by providers. A recent British study attempted to better define the role of anal Pap smears to screen for anal cancer, similar to the way in which cervical Paps are used to screen for cervical cancer.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...in their early stages. With regular screening and proper treatment, cervical cancer can be prevented. In fact, since cervical pap smears have become a routine part of women's health care, cervical cancer rates have dropped dramatically, from... 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 »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with Read more »

Pap Smear

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

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 »