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How Do You Know If You Have Cervical Cancer

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vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different types Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular... Read more »

will genital warts ever go away

I was diagnosed with genital warts, being treated on third round of acid. more new warts keep... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Cervical Cancer Survivor Urges Young Girls to Get HPV Shot

...health officials are striving to exceed. The four virus strains addressed by the vaccine are estimated to cause 70 percent of cervical cancers and 90 percent of genital warts. "I don't know why you wouldn't want to give it to your child," said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black AIDS Group Expands Focus to Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis C

...national not-for-profit that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness among black religious communities, will expand its focus to address cervical cancer and hepatitis C, Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of the organization, said on Tuesday, Religion News... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »