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Hiv Testing And Pap Smears

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Ask the Experts

Pap Test

Would you be able to tell if you have HIV through a pap smear test?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...No Not through a routine pap test. A blood test is the most reliable method to determine if you have HIV. Read more »

does a pap test for hiv?

I was wondering, if a pap smear would detect hiv? 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 »
Articles
The Body PRO

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

...screened annually for cervical cancer. HIV treatment 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... Read more »
Project Inform

Screening for Anal Cancer Better Defined but More Study Is Needed

...controversy over screening recommendations by providers. A recent British study attempted to better define the role of anal Pap smears to screen for anal cancer, similar to the way in which cervical Paps are used to screen for cervical cancer.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...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, from... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
...party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for... Read more »

Doctor told me to come back

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have tested for HIV about a 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 Read more »