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does a pap test for hiv?

I was wondering, if a pap smear would detect hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. HIV can only be detected by a specific HIV test.Dr. Bob Read more »

HPV: Would you recommend OraRisk HPV DNA test? Anal pap smear?

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this is not related to HIV, but you're really the only doctor I trust when it... Read more »

Pap Test

Would you be able to tell if you have HIV through a pap smear test? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

... Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer and precancerous changes in the cervix, according to two studies published on Thursday in Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Doctors Overuse Pap Testing: Survey

...financial incentives for testing more often. The full report, " Specialty Differences in Primary Care Physician Reports of Papanicolaou Test Screening Practices: A National Survey, 2006 to 2007 ," was published in Annals of Internal Medicine ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Concern at Fall in Pap Test Numbers

... In Victoria, a reported drop in women presenting for regular Pap tests "is definitely a concern" for health experts, said Kate Broun, manager of PapScreen Victoria. New figures show that in the fourth Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Women Living With HIV Skip Pap Test Despite Increased Risk for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

... Nearly one in four women living with HIV did not receive an annual Pap test in the year prior to being interviewed, according to a study published in the Aug. 1, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Read more »
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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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have Read more »

STIs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey all I was wondering if you could help me. I took a home access test and tested negative for HIV. But I have questions concerning STIs. I cheated on my boyfriend in March and we used a condom, but after that I have gotten recurring yeast... Read more »