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Do Pap Tests Detect All Types Of Genital Warts?

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AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...changes, such as dysplasia or cervical cancer. In 2009 the FDA approved two tests that use the sample 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 risk: People who have had receptive anal intercourse Women who have had cervical...
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will genital warts ever go away

I was diagnosed with genital warts, being treated on third round of acid. more new warts keep coming back every 3 months. Will this ever stop? How do I prevent another outbreak? Once cleared when and how often will they come back? Once clear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in size or number, but they will not turn into cancer.What should I know about cervical cancer?All women should get regular Pap tests. The Pap test looks for cell changes caused by HPV. The test finds cell changes early -- so the cervix can be... Read more »

HPV and Anal Warts (HPV, 2010)

Hello dr. Frascino !I m the most sad boy of the world....Can you tell me if there is a cure for anal warts (caused by HPV)?? Please tell me that there is one.I read about terrasil, about Watrol, about H-Balm,My doc treated me by laser - warts are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment.Cervical cancer screening is done by using a Pap test (sometimes called a Pap smear). This test checks for changes in the cervix. Cervical cancer usually takes years to develop, but it does not... Read more »

Anal Warts & Transmission

I am a 30 year old gay black male with HIV and anal warts I've used protection with my boyfriend, but still contracted HPV. WHY?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »

Thanks and question about HPV (HPV, 2009)

Dr. Bob. I would like to thank you for being so compassive with all people that ask questions. I am a 49 year old man from Mexico City. I had several encounters with different ladies in a massage parlor. There was neither penetrative vaginal, anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »
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The Well Project

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS

...women. Fortunately, it can be prevented through earlydiagnosis and treatment. Cervical cancer screening is done by using a Pap test (sometimes called aPap smear). This test checks for changes in the cervix. Cervical cancer usuallytakes years to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts

...biopsy of cervical tissue. This involves taking a small sample of tissue from the cervix and examining it under the microscope. A Pap smear test also may indicate the possible presence of cervical HPV infection. A Pap smear is a microscopic... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...cervix 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,... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Gardasilâ„¢ 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... Read more »
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help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to deal with in a funny kind of way, i know the hiv... Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey, Whats up? My girl friend whom I've been with for a year now, recently got a pap smear done and she came up positive for HPV (abnormal cells). Me myself had been tested for STD's and a Visual Check up for HPV and Read more »

genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i was told that you can have hpv genital warts for years and never have outbreaks. and years later break out and that it doesn't mean your boyfriend has cheated. is this true? Read more »

Genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Okay well me and my boyfriend both know we have genital warts, and we are going to the clinic friday to get tested for other things and to get treated. But for the most part i am nervous Read more »