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Understanding Your Pap Test Results And Hpv

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Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Many healthcare workers providing HIV care do not routinely offer anal PAP smears. Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Anal Cancer Read more »

HPV vaccine for (adult) men?

Dear Dr, I'm HIV+ undetectable 43 y/o man. I understand having anal sex (sometimes unprotected),... Read more »

GARDASIL.......................

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently finished the three-shot giardasil treatment. I'm 25 yrs old. I was told by my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result Mean? Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results What else can I do to prevent cervical cancer?... Read more »
The Body PRO

Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests

...screened annually for cervical cancer. HIV treatment recommendations say that a woman who is diagnosed with HIV should get two Pap smears in the first year after [receiving the] HIV diagnosis, and then one every year after that, for as long as... 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 Read more »
The Center for AIDS

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Lost in Space

...all HPV vaccines are effective in preventing cervical cancer in women up 45 years of age. 6 The widespread use of quality Pap smears in cervical cancer screening programs in developed countries has reduced the incidence of invasive cervical... 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 »

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 Read more »

Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back positive,... Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »