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Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Many healthcare workers providing HIV care do not routinely offer anal PAP smears. Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Anal Read more »

Thanks and question about HPV (HPV, 2009)

Dr. Bob. I would like to thank you for being so compassive with all people that ask questions. I am... Read more »

HPV type and incubation time, spreading (HPV, 2009)

Very confused, Had a dr. remove a growth on my scrotum which had been there for over 2 year, Im 58... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

...smear. After evaluating the data, the authors concluded that "liquid-based cytology does not perform better than conventional Pap tests in terms of relative sensitivity and [positive predictive value] for detection of cervical cancer precursors."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Younger Women Skipping Pap Smears

...receive either vaccine, but AIHW officials say all women still need to have Pap smears. "The need for women to have regular Pap tests remains as important as ever, despite the significant advance of the new cervical cancer vaccination," said Dr.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

...care, if no prior abnormal Pap or treatment in past 12 months: A1: HIV-positive women with no recent history of abnormal Pap smear or recent treatment for dysplasia should have a thorough lower genital tract inspection and Pap smear. This... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...inconclusive PPD is followed up by a chest x-ray and sputum culture to determine active TB disease. Pap Smears Women should have a cervical Pap smear done at least once every three years. Women living with HIV should talk about when and how... Read more »
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A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 those of us with HIV, that's EVERY year, not every 3 years that's recommended with the new test. ... Read more »

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 »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no Read more »

JaimeLee

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the HIV+ guy (yes I used protection from beginning to end) but I feel maybe it leaked at the base and that's why I have that pap smear I'm really nervous.....I need advice Read more »