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Purpose Of 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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Poor Quality Pap Smears Tied to Precancer Changes

...for further management based upon the evidence," Hock and co-authors wrote. Their report, " Outcome of Women with Inadequate Cervical Smears Followed Up for Five Years ," was published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology (2003;56;(8):592-595).... 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 »

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 »

I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I felt at peace with things, but then I got my Pap smear back and it said it found abnormal cells and that I was positive for HPV, do you think I could still have HIV... Read more »