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Pap In Hiv Women

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Women Living With HIV Skip Pap Test Despite Increased Risk for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Nearly one in four women living with HIV did not receive an annual Pap test in the year prior to being interviewed, according to a study published in the Aug. 1, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters reports. Women with HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Pap Smears for Women Under 21: Guidelines

Most women should not bother getting a Pap test until they turn 21, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). However, certain populations under 21 that still do need screening are detailed in new ACOG guidelines.... 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 »
Ask the Experts

HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to have abnormal paps again. Is this normal for HIV+ women?...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
No. Pap smears check the cells from your cervix and/or vagina. Once the cervix (part of the uterus) is gone, most pap smears are normal. If you have abnormal vaginal pap smears, you should ask your doc about having further special testing, such as... Read more »

Hiv and Pap smears????

I tested negative past 6 months after vaginal sex with a random girl for hiv, all other stds, and hepatitus. Got told from everyone my symptoms meant nothing and I was ok to go back to unprotected sex with my monogamous clean gf so I did. Now she...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIHaving an abnormal Pap smear is something that all women have to go through. Not too many women living with HIV or not have had at least one pap come back reading something abnormal and the doctor recommends returning for a repeat. This does not... Read more »

Guidelines for Pap test in HIV+ woman

I have seen conflicting information on scheduling frequency for Pap test. Every 6 months or annually for those with normal results, which is teh recommendation? thank you...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Pap smears test for cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix is thought to be caused by a progressive infection with human papilloma virus. So, like other infections that get worse with lower t-cell counts, the likelihood that HPV... Read more »

Pap smear readings

Why is it that HIV positive women seem to have a lot of abnormal pap smears? And once the coloposcopy (spelling, oops!) is performed everything is found normal? What causes my paps to be abnormal when really, they end up being o.k.? Please shed...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
These are good questions. It is thought that the colonscopy is a more sensitive test for abnormalities than the Pap smear so that sometimes it will be normal when the Pap is abnormal. It also depends on what you mean by an abnormal Pap smear, some... Read more »
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Pap Smear

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

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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... 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 »

HISPANIC HIV LOOKING FOR A HIV WOMEN

Posted by Anonymous
HI, MY NAME IS HUMBERTO FROM MASTIC BEACH IN LONG ISLAND . I AM LOOKING FOR A WOMEN WHO UNDERSTANDS THE EMOTIONAL AND FELLING OF SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING WITH HIV AND IS NOT AFFRAID TO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE. WHO ALSO LIKES MOVIES,... Read more »