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Do Pap Smears Test For HIV

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Pap Smear????

I'm HIV+ for 4 years. VL 10000 CD4 685. I am not sexually active. Should I still have pap smears?... Read more »
Articles
Women Alive

Paps & Colposcopies

...Well, its that time of year. Time for me to call the Doc for a pap smear. Pap smears are right up there with root canals and shoving knitting needles in my eyes. I hate them! But I have come to realize how important Read more »
The Body PRO

Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...recommendations say that a woman who is diagnosed with HIV should get two Pap smears in the first year after [receiving the] HIV diagnosis, and then one every year after that, for as long as she lives. We did this study to look at whether... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...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. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if... Read more »
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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 things, but then I got my Pap smear back and it said it found abnormal cells and... Read more »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
...around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for other STD's, negative too. Pap smear was... Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
...around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for other STD's, negative too. Pap smear was... Read more »