Do Pap Smears 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, Gardasil™ 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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My first doctor visit after testing positive

I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected 12/08. From what I observed in his waiting room on past visits I doubt his patient demographics include many HIV+ folks. What do I want to make sure he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests:1.Complete blood count (CBC)2.Comprehensive chemistry panel3.Hepatitis screening for A, B and C4.STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.)5.Tuberculosis skin test6.Toxoplasma IgG antibody7.Pap smear for women8.Fasting glucose and... Read more »

HIV and Tests/Labs

Besides the regular CD4, viral load, and CBC, what tests should we be getting? I'm 34. I've been checked for the Heps and I've had my cholesterol/triglycerides checked. However, I keep hearing other HIVers say they get their urine checked--saying...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...negatives for Hep A and B. We screen annually for evidence of tuberculosis infection. We check for syphilis (and routinely for gonorrhea and chlamydia for all sexually active people) at least once a year. We have been routinely screening for... Read more »

HPV: Would you recommend OraRisk HPV DNA test? Anal pap smear?

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this is not related to HIV, but you're really the only doctor I trust when it comes to any STD-related topics. I'm HIV negative luckily despite past experiences of unprotected oral and anal sex. I no longer practice unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with your GI specialist. There is nothing to do clinically at this time, assuming your anal warts have been effectively treated. The tests you mention are used to diagnose HPV. You already know you have it. The tests do not diagnose... Read more »

Does Acute HIV Infection symptoms last this long?

First off I was told I was HIV positive 2 weeks ago, and now waiting for all the baseline test you recommend to come back to find out "the details" of my infection. TB did already come back neg. Doc said I had Acute HIV Infection.My question is, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Complete blood count (CBC) 2. Comprehensive chemistry panel 3. Hepatitis screening for A, B and C 4. STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.) 5. Tuberculosis skin test 6. Toxoplasma IgG antibody 7. Pap smear for women 8. Fasting... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening and Education; Most People With STDs Never Show Symptoms, and Annual Physical Exams Dont Test for Them

...STDs. At UMHS, women who know little about their partner's sexual history are often screened for STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, Pearlman said. Women typically have to ask for further testing, unless they test positive for those two STDs.... 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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...syphilis. A simple vaginal sample can identify yeast and bacterial levels in the vagina and can also measure your vaginal pH. Pap smears only look for cervical abnormalities. If you're having problems in other parts of your genital tract, you... Read more »