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How Does Cervical Cancer Affect Your Reproductive System

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The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates to other organs
Ask the Experts

reproductive system

i had my tube tied and now married to a + is the risk still high for me?
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, this does not remove, or as far as I know, diminish your risk for HIV infection. Read more »

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 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 »

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 Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...80 anal cancer cases per 100,000 people. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer in women. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. 2 There are over 100 different types... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...pneumonia Women may have higher rates of herpes simplex infections than men Dysplasia is a pre-cancerous condition in the female reproductive system, It is often more severe and difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than in HIV-negative... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...may cause abnormal bleeding, discharge, or pain. The cervix is the opening of your uterus (womb). It is part of a woman's reproductive system. What causes cervical cancer? A virus , called genital human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LOmah-... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? 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 »

Great article on ovarian cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi, ovarian cancer is fifth most common cancer among women accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. This information i get from an informative article on ovarian... Read more »

Can an underlying disease affect test results?

Posted by Anonymous
...If you had an underlying disease like cancer and didnt know it could it affect pcr and anitbody test? Read more »