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How Long After Colposcopy Will My Pap Results Be Abnormal

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Pap smear & colposcopy- are they different?

Hello,I am very confused on my test results and would appreciate if you could shed some light. At 4 months following unprotected sex I was tested for std's- HIV, Hepatitis, syphilis etc and was given a Pap smear. All my blood work was fine,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
What you are describing is not all that unusual. Pap smear is a means by which cells are scraped off from your cervix. A cytologist (a doctor who specializes in looking at cells) then decides whether they are cancerous or pre-cancerous looking.... Read more »

pap smear - how long for it to become abnormal????

How long would it take for your pap smear to be abnormal after being HIV infected?Many thanks... Read more »

HPV Symptoms & Pap Smear Results

I am a 27 year old female that had unprotected sex and was tested for HIV & STD's at 4... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

New Guidelines for Abnormal Pap Smear Results Combination Pap Smear and HPV Testing for Cancer Screening Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners and Cervical Cancer Risk Women More Likely Than Men to Disclose an STI HIV, African-American Women, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pap Smear Primer

Recommendations for Positive Women HIV positive women often need more frequent Pap smears. Remember not to douche (douching is not good for any woman, anyway, see "Douching is Bad for You ," September/October 2000), use a tampon, and do not have... Read more »
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colposcopy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi...Hey has anyone gotten an abnormal pap and had a colposcopy?? I had one yesterday...UGH! They biopsied my cervix...OUCH! today I am just uncomfortable...waiting for results. I know HPV is present - will probably be something to watch over... 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 »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV?

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