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If I Have Hiv Will Pap Smear Come Back Normal

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

...warts appear in the mouth or throat. When they're present, genital warts are usually painless, though some itching or discomfort may occur. For dysplasia, since symptoms are often not present, it's important to get regular Pap smears to diagnose dysplasia as early as possible. Pap smears can be used to check the cervix as well as the anus. Routine Pap tests in women have greatly decreased the number of cervical cancers in the US since the...
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Pap Test

I am +, on no meds, and have a cd4 count that rose over the last couple of months to over 500, probably to battle a slight increase in vl, around 30,000. I had a pap test done in 3/00 and I received a card from the lab that said "normal, but "not...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I recommend that you see your physician to get another PAP smear done. In order to interpret a PAP smear correctly, it is necessary to have a sufficient number of cells on the slide in order Read more »

Annual anal PAP smears; who should get them? atypia-- what does this mean

In the mid 1970s I had anal warts. They were treated topically and never reoccurred. I was infected with HIV in 1999. In 2000 I started to get yearly anal PAP smears. In 2000 the lab report said scattered, poorly preserved atypical squamous cells...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...forum, who are unfamiliar with anal PAP smears, let me explain. In a manner similar to the way women have been getting regular cervical PAP smears, anal PAP smears have recently arrived to the seen. A medical professional inserts a swab up one's... Read more »

hpv test

I asked my doctor if I can get tested for HPV and they said there is no test. I have HIV an have been reading about the risk of hpv and am worried. How can I get tested? Is this like a pap test?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...cancer of the anal canal before it spreads. The PAP smear actually looks for early cancerous changes. I would also recommend a cervical PAP smear in all women, whether or not they are HIV+ or HIV-. In addition to the PAP smear, there is an HPV... 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 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, but my...
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 Read more »
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Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...screened annually for cervical cancer. HIV treatment recommendations say that a woman who is diagnosed with HIV should get two Pap smears in the first year after [receiving the] HIV diagnosis, and then one every year after that, for as long as... Read more »
The Well Project

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS

...be prevented through earlydiagnosis and treatment. Cervical cancer screening is done by using a Pap test (sometimes called aPap smear). This test checks for changes in the cervix. Cervical cancer usuallytakes years to develop, but it does not... Read more »
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Frequent Cervical Cancer Screenings Are Still Important for Women With HIV

...Gynecologists regarding cervical cancer screening . These revised recommendations call for less-frequent cervical cancer screening: a Pap smear once every two years for women between the ages of 21 and 30, and once every three years for women 30... Read more »
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Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...complications, it is important to screen frequently and regularly. Screening is normally done with one of two diagnostic tools, the Pap smear and/or colposcopy. The ability of Pap smears to adequately screen for cervical cancer in women with HIV... Read more »
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hpv and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HI all, After an ASCUS pap smear (i.e. slightly abnormal), I was diagnosed with HPV. The doctor assured me that this was common and while it needed monitoring, 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 »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year showed a negative... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »