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Preparation For Hpv Test

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AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Is HPV Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? There are over 100 viruses known as human papilloma virus (HPV). They are common. One study found HPV in 77% of HIV-positive women. HPV is...
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negative hpv test but hpv like in biopsy

I recently had a pap that came back positive for epithelial cell abnormality and atypical glandular cells. So I had the colposcopy, endocervical scraping, and was again given a pap and also this time a test for hpv. The ecc came back with features...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Factors such as sampling location and the exact test performed to determine presence of HPV can lead to such results. Read more »

anxiously preparing for 3 month post PEP test

Dear Dr. Bob, I want to begin by thanking you for being such an amazing resource to the many people who have found themselves in situations like mine. You've played a big part in helping me to maintain some semblance of sanity over the last three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Concerned Recent Graduate,There are no statistics concerning folks who test negative/undetectable on HIV-antibody/PCR tests at the six-week post-PEP mark, because HIV PCR testing is generally not recommended for this purpose. I would agree that... Read more »

Effects of HPV on testing

Doctor Frascino,I read that there are certain types of HPV that have been know to delay HIV seroconversion. I have HPV, so how long do I have to wait for a conclusive result? Please and thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Where did you read that? Perhaps in "The Journal of Irreproducible Results???" Whoever wrote it was misinformed. HPV infection does not affect the body's ability to make specific anti-HIV antibodies. Nor does it affect the duration of the window... 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
...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 test which can test for specific strains of HPV. Certain strains are particularly more likely to cause cancer. If... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...attention. The direct link between cervical cancer and HPV has been known for some time, and gynecologists typically perform a simple HPV test along with the cervical pap smear. That test is not able to categorize the exact strain of HPV that... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...who have symptomatic HIV infection or who have had dysplasia in the past should receive a Pap smear every six months A new HPV test is starting to be used in conjunction with Pap smears to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results ... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Nervous...how do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually going to get the bloodwork done. I have only had one sexual partner (my now ex... Read more »

Preparing for treatment

Posted by JimDandyinLO, 3 Replies
I expect to be starting HAART within a few weeks (Dr proposes Epzicom+Reyetaz+Norvir.) Is there anything I can do to prepare myself before I start, and since my numbers aren't so bad (650/15,000), should I try to talk him out of the Norvir, which I... Read more »