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How Long After Colposcopy Will My Pap Results Be Abnormal

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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
...provided. The pap smear is really only the first step. Once you have the pap smear, you need to do an anoscopy to show where those abnormal cells in the pap smear came from. Then you need to biopsy the abnormal areas that you see. Then you need... Read more »

Abnormal papsmear and cervical cancer. I am soooooooooo scared

Hello. I am a very scared woman, and I hope you can help me. Last November I met a man and we... Read more »

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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

... Take a closer look at your cervix. This is done using a special lens that makes your cervical cells look bigger (called a colposcopy ). Take a small sample of your cervix ( biopsy ) to study it more carefully. Treat you. This involves killing... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

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

... A1: At entry to 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluation of Human Papillomavirus Testing in Primary Screening for Cervical Abnormalities

...Pap and HPV DNA testing by the PCR-based method and by the liquid-based (signal amplification) assay. Women were referred for colposcopy and biopsy if they had ASCUS, atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGUS), low-grade... 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 Read more »
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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 Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have HPV. What I didn't know was just how serious that is. While nothing abnormal is showing up on my Pap, the doctor has scheduled me for a colposcopy. I kinda thought it was overkill, but... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »