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What Does A Pap Smear Test Look For

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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 will not cause a PAP test to... 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 »

Pap smear & colposcopy- are they different?

Hello,I am very confused on my test results and would appreciate if you could shed some light. At... Read more »
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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 »
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

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 »

semen smear on nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does anyone know whether hiv can be transmitted if sperm is smeared onto a pregnant woman's nipple? i know chnaces is low, but if the person is pregnant, will there be a difference? will it be linked to blood stream? Read more »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »