Do Pap Smears Detect Hiv
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by blackwinterday, 1 ReplyDear Expert,
I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!
I am scared over the incident told below!
Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesdoes 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 »
Posted by nomoreworry4meHIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesI cannot tell you the cause for your fiance's symptoms. There could be several things causing them, and only a doctor should be diagnosing her condition. Talk to your partner about your concerns, and maybe you both could talk with her doctor... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt's difficult to say. Different people will take different amounts of time to develop symptoms related to genital HPV infection; some may not experience symptoms at all, in which case you don't need to be concerned. If you have had an... Read more »
Program for Wellness RestorationThe fact that you have not been HIV positive for too long and that you have a clean high resolution anoscopy are good things when it comes to feeling more relaxed about your chances of having anal dysplasia (changes in the anal canal mucosa that... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Many healthcare workers providing HIV care do not routinely offer anal PAP smears. Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in... Read more »
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