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Papanicolaou Test

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HPV: Would you recommend OraRisk HPV DNA test? Anal pap smear?

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this is not related to HIV, but you're really the only doctor I trust when it comes to any STD-related topics. I'm HIV negative luckily despite past experiences of unprotected oral and anal sex. I no longer practice unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with your GI specialist. There is nothing to do clinically at this time, assuming your anal warts have been effectively treated. The tests you mention are used to diagnose HPV. You already know you have it. The tests do not diagnose... Read more »

does a pap test for hiv?

I was wondering, if a pap smear would detect hiv? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Doctors Overuse Pap Testing: Survey

...financial incentives for testing more often. The full report, " Specialty Differences in Primary Care Physician Reports of Papanicolaou Test Screening Practices: A National Survey, 2006 to 2007 ," was published in Annals of Internal Medicine ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

...smear. After evaluating the data, the authors concluded that "liquid-based cytology does not perform better than conventional Pap tests in terms of relative sensitivity and [positive predictive value] for detection of cervical cancer precursors."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Younger Women Skipping Pap Smears

...receive either vaccine, but AIHW officials say all women still need to have Pap smears. "The need for women to have regular Pap tests remains as important as ever, despite the significant advance of the new cervical cancer vaccination," said Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer Screening: Most Women Can Skip Pap Smears After Hysterectomy, Study Finds

...effective at detecting cervical cancer. Physicians traditionally continue to screen women who have had hysterectomies, believing the Pap test may help detect vaginal cancer or other abnormalities. However, aggressive screening is less effective... Read more »
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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 »

please help

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi everyone, i have a question- if a girl gets her papanicolaou test and the doctor sends a letter that "something did not came out clear" can HIV be detected with this test? Read more »

Pap Smear

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

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Had a Pap test done. Doctor's office called. Seems that I have HPV. Not a real surprise. I've heard that 90% of women with HIV also have Read more »