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How Is Cervical Cancer Transmitted

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...HIV-positive MSM are up to 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, resulting in a rate of 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 of HPV, although only several strains are believed to increase the risk of cancer....
Ask the Experts

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 »

cervical cancer in women

If cervical cancer in women is an AIDS defining condition, does this mean that all women with cervical cancer have AIDS?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...No-- although cervical cancer is more common in HIV+ women than in HIV-s, it can certainly happen to women who are HIV-. Read more »
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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 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

First Cervical Cancer Screening Delayed Until Age 21

... Washington, DC -- Women should have their first cervical cancer screening at age 21 and can be rescreened less frequently than previously recommended, according to newly revised evidence-based 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

Merck Cervical Cancer Vaccine Cleared for Use in Girls, Women

... On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, for use by females ages 9-26. Merck & Co.'s vaccine protects against human papillomavirus (HPV) strains 16 and 18, which account 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 »

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 »

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 »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...actually not very good at infecting humans, relatively speaking. For example, the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, is nearly 100 percent infectious, Laurence noted. That means that every encounter with the sexually... Read more »