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What Does Testing Positive For Hpv Mean

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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
...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 cancer. Routine follow-up by physical examination is all that... Read more »

Hpv shots and HIV test

Does the hpv shots give a false positive in the ELISA test for HIV ?? Read more »

HPV / blood test

I recently had some blood testing done. Is there a "reading" that would indicate the presence of... Read more »
Articles
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

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

...your uterus (womb). It is part of a woman's reproductive system. What causes cervical cancer? A virus , called genital human papillomavirus (pap-ah-LOmah- VYE-rus) -- also just called HPV -- can cause normal cells on your cervix to turn... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

... Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer and precancerous changes in the cervix, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

... In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

cold sore/pimple?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a cold sore on the upper be lip at first be confused as a pimple? and would it indicate hpv if a cold sore, or does hpv show as clusters? Read more »

HPV/Genital Warts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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. Now yesterday I noticed some small... Read more »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year Read more »