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What Are The Effects Of Estrace Cream On A Pap Smear Or Hpv Screen?

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...those who are HIV negative. How Is HPV Detected? Many people have HPV infections but don't know it. HPV can go away without causing any problems. To detect HPV, health care providers look for dysplasia or genital warts. A Pap test (or smear) is used to check a woman's cervix. It can also be used to check the anus of men and women. They are smeared on a glass slide or mixed into liquid and examined under a microscope. The cells are...
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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 »

HIV ANAL WART (Human Papillomavirus (HPV))

HIi have just been told by my doc i have an anal wart, im realley scared about HIV and i always use a condom so does the other guy, i dont know how ive got this wart if we both use protection(several partner) is there any risk of me getting HIVBEN
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »

re:hpv (HPV) (Human papillomavirus )

I have been diagnoses with high risk hpv. I am very alarmed about this. I have read the causes could be from immune system like hiv. I am so afraid of that. Does it necessarily mean that. I have lost some weight recently, and am concerned. Feel well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »

Hemorrhoids and Anal Pap Smears; do they interfere which each other? If I have a normal Pap smear, am I HPV-free?

Do the presence of hemmorhoids make the results of an anal pap smear turn out abnormal?Also, if a first anal pap smear comes out normal, and there is no sexual activity since then, are future anal pap smears required? Does a normal result indicate...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...These are three excellent questions1) Do hemorrhoids interfere with the Anal Pap test-- probably not. However, if the hemorrhoids are inflammed, then inflammation can indeed affect the Pap test. Although hemorrhoids Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Cytology (Pap Tests) and Human Papillomavirus Testing in Anal Cancer Screening

... In the current study, investigators assessed anal oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) and anal cytology as screening tests for detecting high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2+), since this is an immediate Read more »
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

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

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 »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told Read more »

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 »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her either. I am worried about the baby. Will they screen her for hiv? What if they screen her for hiv and she is negative but gets it later in pregnancy. How many... Read more »