Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Do You Know If You Have Cervical Cancer

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). You may be more prone to diseases caused by the HPV virus (e.g. anal cancer, warts). It's important that your health care provider check... Read more »

vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they... Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

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

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

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Canada's concerted effort to vaccinate girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) reached two-thirds of Edmonton's Grade 5 girls last year, a figure that health officials are striving to exceed. The four virus strains addressed by the vaccine are... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Pilot Program Increases Cervical Cancer Screening by 42% Among Women Living With HIV

A simple, multidisciplinary quality improvement program dramatically increased cervical cancer screening rates among HIV-infected women at a St. Louis clinic, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2012. The findings suggest that low-cost... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Young Girls Could Be in Line for Vaccine to Stop Cervical Cancer

Next month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide on whether to grant Merck & Co. a license to market its vaccine that targets the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) linked to genital warts and cervical cancer. Because... Read more »
Connect With Others

Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

Does anyone know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you were infected with hiv and cmv at the same time ,would that delay testing beyond 3 months or 6 months window.

Read more »

I don't know the difference

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is CMV the same as HIV?

Read more »