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Does A Pap Smear Test For Hiv

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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 »

Guidelines for Pap test in HIV+ woman

I have seen conflicting information on scheduling frequency for Pap test. Every 6 months or... Read more »

hpv test

I asked my doctor if I can get tested for HPV and they said there is no test. I have HIV an have... 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 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 Body

Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

...Gynecologists regarding cervical cancer screening . These revised recommendations call for less-frequent cervical cancer screening: a Pap smear once every two years for women between the ages of 21 and 30, and once every three years for women 30... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...recent study indicating that rural minority and low-income women living with HIV/AIDS were likely to have believed, before their HIV diagnosis, that they could not get infected or that their partners were HIV negative. The authors said that the... Read more »
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I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...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 that I was positive for HPV, do you think I could still have HIV... 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 »

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 »

Doctor told me to come back

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...year ago and it turned out be negative. About the same time I tested for HIV, I found out I have HPV. I haven't had any other HIV tests since then due to the excessive fear. I went to see my doctor last tuesday for Pap smear. She called me today... Read more »