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i ve already asked a question for HPV

hello doctor,please refer me somewhere else if its not right to be here:viral load : not existCD4:375well i am diagnosed positive there are 5 years old. good health though. my main problem are the genital warts inside my arse. is there any chance...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...types of HPV that are linked to health problems. Dysplasia can be detected by Pap smears. Some researchers believe that anal and cervical smears should be checked each year for people with elevated risk: People who have had receptive anal... Read more »

Thanks and question about HPV (HPV, 2009)

Dr. Bob. I would like to thank you for being so compassive with all people that ask questions. I am... Read more »

HPV type and incubation time, spreading (HPV, 2009)

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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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...cervix in their early stages. With regular screening and proper treatment, cervical cancer can be prevented. In fact, since cervical pap smears have become a routine part of women's health care, cervical cancer rates have dropped dramatically,... Read more »
The Well Project

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS

...and cause greater problems. It has been found that many HIV+ women skip PAP tests. It is crucial thatHIV+ women get routine Pap testing and follow up as needed to identify problemsbefore cancer develops. Prevention is always better than... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Cervical Cancer and Women with HIV

...when diagnosed early, it can be cured. Deaths from cervical cancer have gone down by 70% in the U.S. since 1943, when routine Pap smears were introduced for sexually active women. Pap smears consist of a sample of cells scraped from the cervix... Read more »
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A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how much I was at risk for Cervical Cancer. Every woman with HIV and HPV is. High Risk. You can bet I won't miss another Pap Smear again and for those of us with HIV, that's EVERY year, not every 3 years that's recommended with the new test. ... 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 »

Pap Smear

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

Doctor told me to come back

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...have HPV. I haven't had any other HIV tests since then due to the excessive fear. I went to see my doctor last tuesday for Pap smear. She called me today and told me that I needed to take follow up test. I am scared if she is going to tell me I... Read more »