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What Happens During A Pap Smear

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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 Read more »

Abnormal PAP smear/Cervical Biopsy/HPV?

A mid-20s friend has been really depressed recently. She told me that she had abnormal cells in a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

...represents 70 percent of the U.S. cervical cancer screening market, but a new report finds it no more effective than the conventional Pap smear at detecting precancerous cells. In the study, 89,784 Dutch women were randomized to be screened... 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 »
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 Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Three Treatment Algorithms for PAP Smear Management in HIV-Positive Women

...care, if no prior abnormal Pap or treatment in past 12 months: A1: HIV-positive women with no recent history of abnormal Pap smear or recent treatment for dysplasia should have a thorough lower genital tract inspection and Pap smear. This... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV? Read more »

A bit nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how much I was at risk for Cervical Cancer. Every woman with HIV and HPV is. High Risk. You can bet I won't miss another Pap Smear again and for those of us with HIV, that's EVERY year, not every 3 years that's recommended with the new test. ... Read more »

Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 showed a negative... Read more »