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Hiv And Cervical Cancer

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer andcan also cause genital warts. HIV+ women are more likely to be infected withHPV than HIV-negative women. HIV+ women, especially women with advanced HIVdisease, are also more likely to develop dysplasia...
Ask the Experts

Relation of cancer to hiv

I was just diagnosed with possible pre cancerous cells on my cervix.Iwas diagnosed with hiv about 8 months ago. I was wondering if the two are related in any way
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for cervical cancer is increased in HIV+ persons. Cervical dysplasia is listed in the CDC HIV Classification System as a Category B Symptomatic Condition. Read more »

Women Specific OIs

I am a US health volunteer in Africa. At a recent local seminar, I received info about women specific OIs that I believe might have been incorrect/arrived at by supposition, one of which was an increased tendency towards breast cancer. Could you...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only women-specific OIs associated with HIV are cervical cancer (not breast cancer) and recurrent candida vaginitis. Both of these problems can occur in HIV- women, of course, but they occur Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular should the results of pap tests after a leep procedure be interpreted differently for HIV + than HIV - patients. i have had a leep and then a pap 3...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...also refer you to Dr Sullivan on the expert panel to get his advise in women' health issues. I have attached an article about cervical cancer and its causes for you to read-I know it is very technical.My feeling is probably your cervical... Read more »

AIDS related Cancer

I had Burkitts Lymphoma 2 years ago. (stage 4) I have been told by my doctors that this is an AIDS related cancer. I had never even heard of this type of Cancer before becoming ill with it. What other AIDS relaited Cancers are there?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...defense mechanisms against cancer. Other types of cancer associated with AIDS are Kaposi sarcoma, other HIV-associated lymphomas, cervical cancer and anal cancer. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Examine HIV Vaccine Research, Cervical Cancer Screening Data Presented at Conference

...reached out to women living with HIV, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. "It is thought that women living with HIV are at a higher risk of cervical cancer, but the number of women being screened for the cancer remains low, especially in developing... Read more »
The Body PRO

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

...known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or CIN. It's well known that this is a lesion that has the potential to progress to cervical cancer. We have a pap smear screening system in place now, which is designed to detect the high-grade... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...Control and Prevention. I'm going to summarize the study that we [are presenting at CROI 2009], which looked at the prevalence of cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women in the United States. 1 Let me start with a little bit of... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Cervical Cancer and Women with HIV

...HIV-positive women (Giorda, 1992; Wright, 1996). Maiman and his colleagues have continued to study the relationship between HIV and cervical cancer in a large cohort of women in Brooklyn, where there is a high female HIV rate. In this cohort,... Read more »
Connect With Others

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but I just never got around to making the appointment. For 6 years. I just never realized just how much I was at risk for Cervical Cancer. Every woman with HIV and HPV is. High Risk. You can bet I won't miss another Pap Smear again and for... Read more »

My mom

Posted by sarahrolls, 1 Reply
Just got tested positive for HPV. We just found out a half hour ago. I don't know anything about it but I really need to hear from somebody that's in this position. I'd love to hear anything at all, encouraging or not, I'd like the truth. I'm going... Read more »

Is it true

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that women with HIV will always have abnormal papsmears? Also, a high possiblity to contract cervical cancer if they have HPV?? Read more »

Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...because my doctor will need a new authorization. Has anyone had a similar circumstance? I'm scared that this could turn into cervical cancer while I'm awaiting the procedure. Any info would be greatly appreciated! The more I think about it, the... Read more »