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Purpose Of Pap Smear

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Anal pap smear; Could I have picked up HPV infection from my girlfriend with cervical precancer

Dear Dr.A few years ago, I had a girlfriend with cervical precancer. I am assuming that I am at risk for HPV because of this. For the past year I have had intermittent burning/itching around the anal opening and went to a gastroenterologist. He...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You've raised some very interesting points. HPV, also known as the wart virus, can indeed spread from the cervical region of a woman to both your genital and your anal areas. So it is conceivable that you have HPV infection in either or both of... Read more »

abnormal PAP smear and HPV disease

I just recieved an abnormal PAP smear and my gynecologist said it was from mild dysplasia and HPV.... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

New Guidelines for Abnormal Pap Smear Results Combination Pap Smear and HPV Testing for Cancer Screening Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners and Cervical Cancer Risk Women More Likely Than Men to Disclose an STI HIV, African-American Women, and... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Younger Women Skipping Pap Smears

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show rates of Pap smears among younger women have dropped by as much as 15 percent over the last decade. The AIHW report showed in 2005 and 2006, about 56 percent of women in their... 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 »

Infection on purpose

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello. Last year I hired a proffessional transvestite to make a transformation of me (im a man) in a woman. She is hiv positive. She without gloves apply make up to me, mascara, fake eyebrows, and lipstick. Most of the time I kept my eyes closed. Do... Read more »

purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »