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Pap Smear Results

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Anal Pap Smear Results

I had anal warts about 20 years ago. I got infected with HIV in 1999. I just got the results from my anal Pap smear test. It showed atypical cells. The nurse who gave me the results really wasn't able to tell me what this means. She said the...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and there is some concern that a history of anal warts may predispose to anal cancer. The use of the anal PAP smear is being investigated as a screening tool to pick up early cases.... 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 »

Anal fissure, can it change the results of an anal PAP smear?

Does the presence of anal fissures lead to a negative result in an anal pap smear.thank you.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Pap Smear Guidelines Advise Less Frequent Tests

Women should receive Pap screening no more than every three years, beginning at age 21 regardless of sexual history, say national guidelines released Wednesday. The new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations are for healthy... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

The liquid-based cytology test ThinPrep now represents 70 percent of the U.S. cervical cancer screening market, but a new report finds it no more effective than the conventional Pap smear at detecting precancerous cells. In the study, 89,784 Dutch... Read more »
Project Inform

Anal Pap Smears in Men Show High Rate of Pre-Cancer Conditions

A recent study in a Veteran's Affairs HIV clinic in Miami reveals that more than half of HIV-positive men have abnormal surface anal cells, caused by the virus called HPV. People living with HIV generally have a higher rate of these abnormal cells... 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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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 »

Couldn't wait to tell you guys about this!

Posted by dontbelieveit, 2 Replies
Sooooo....I got a pap smear two weeks ago and was scheduled to receive my results yesterday via the telephone. So I call the number and the machine said..."please contact your doctor for your results". So I'm like ok...something is wrong. I left... Read more »