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Rectal Exam During A Pap Smear

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GYNE EXAM PAP SMEAR POSTMENAPAUSAL WOMAN

I am having some procrastination regarding the need to go for an annual gane/papsmear because of what it may reveal. I tested negative at 22 weeks on Elisea Antibody and I would appreciate your comment about how the possibilty of what I have been...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I am not sure what you are asking if you are negative for HIV antibody. In any case, it is a good idea to see your gynecologist and get a PAP smear if you are overdue. BJ... Read more »

rectal exams necessary

I have been going to the same doctor since 1996 for my HIV care. During that time I have never had... Read more »

Negative HRA but positive anal pap smear

Hi Nelson,First of all, I have nothing but respect for you and the way you offer your time and... Read more »
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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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pap Smears for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The following article, with minor changes, is taken from the June 1999 HEPP News , a newsletter of the HIV Education Prison Project (www.hivcorrections.org ). While references to prison remain, most of the points made in the article remain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Self-Exams Ready for Real World; Aimed at Women in Poor Nations

Realizing the difficulties of bringing Pap smears to the developing world, Florida doctor Arthur Fournier started a company to develop a cheap, simple device that allows women to give themselves a cervical exam. Fournier's creation, a plastic,... 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 »
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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 »

hpv and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI all,

After an ASCUS pap smear (i.e. slightly abnormal), I was diagnosed with HPV. The doctor assured me that this was common and while it needed monitoring, many girls are able to kick these viruses by themselves. Sure enough, my next pap smear... Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey, Whats up? My girl friend whom I've been with for a year now, recently got a pap smear done and she came up positive for HPV (abnormal cells). Me myself had been tested for STD's and a Visual Check up for HPV and in all tests I came up negative.... Read more »