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Do Pap Smears Test For Stds

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Certain gynecological conditions are more common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and...
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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 »

Pap smear & colposcopy- are they different?

Hello,I am very confused on my test results and would appreciate if you could shed some light. At 4 months following unprotected sex I was tested for std's- HIV, Hepatitis, syphilis etc and was given a Pap smear. All my blood work was fine, but my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...cytologist (a doctor who specializes in looking at cells) then decides whether they are cancerous or pre-cancerous looking. Pap smears are pretty good, but they are not as good as colposcopy and biopsy. For this reason, a Pap smear tells the... Read more »

Can a Pap Smear reveal HEP A,B,C?

Can a Pap Smear reveal abnormal cells related to Hepatitis A, B, or C? For example, if a doctor says there are abnormalities in your cells after a pap smear, and it is not related to cervical cancer. Could this dipict any other type of STD? Such as...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your pap is abnormal, the virus that is causing the problem is human papilloma virus, which can cause cervical disease. Dr. McGovern Read more »

An abnormal PAP smear; What does this all mean?

MY PAP CAME BACK ABNORMAL AND THEY RULED OUT ANY STD SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...which do you have? These are the questions you need to get from your provider who presumably has the PAP report. Most abnormal PAP smears need to be followed-up. For an abnormal cervical PAP smear, this would mean culposcopy. For an abnormal... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...me about the characteristics of the people that were included in the study? Tell me a little bit about their history of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Women who had reported that they had an STD in the past year were more likely to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. 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 »

STDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know what genital warts on a penis look like? I mean are they pretty obvious or barely noticable? 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 »

worried sick

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys...In November i met a girl on one of the datelines on the telephone. After talking on the phone for a few days i ended up inviting her over. We both got drunk and had sex. I used protection but the condom came off, and i put it back on. ... Read more »