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Will A Pap Smear Detect Herpes

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cd4 low count, herpes, pap smear abnormal.

I have a question i have hiv and herpes also did a pap smear that came out abnormal, getting ready to do a biopsy. my cd4 helper cells: 123cd4 30.4%cd8 supp. 154cd8 38.6%cd4/cd8 raton .80% and my viral load is 858411 copies/ml. my doctor told me...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
One can speak generally about length of infection, but without known prior HIV tests that were negative, it is very difficult to say with accuracy. Your doctor is reacting to the low CD4 count as a measure of infection duration. In the absence of... Read more »

still worried about my pap smear..need clarification.

Hi Dr Young,I need some good advice regarding my recent anal cancer screening. I am a positive male... Read more »

Pap smear & hpv

Hi, just about a week ago I got a Pap smear everything was fine but she did she a little yeast so... Read more »
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Regular Pap Smear Is as Effective as ThinPrep

The liquid-based cytology test ThinPrep now 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... Read more »
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Anal Pap Smears in Men Show High Rate of Pre-Cancer Conditions

A recent study in a Veteran's Affairs HIV clinic in Miami reveals that more than half of HIV-positive men have abnormal surface anal cells, caused by the virus called HPV. People living with HIV generally have a higher rate of these abnormal cells... 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 to two studies published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , the Wall Street Journal... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

HIV/AIDS News Briefs for Women

New Procedure Under Study May Replace Pap Smear Digene Corporation of Maryland has developed a cervical smear that it hopes may eventually replace the Pap smear. The Pap smear, which has been in place for 50 years, identifies all cell abnormalities... 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 »

Pap Smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a abnormal pap smear a sign of HIV?

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please help

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone, i have a question- if a girl gets her papanicolaou test and the doctor sends a letter that "something did not came out clear" can HIV be detected with this test?

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herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test???

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