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Will Chlamydia Cause An Abnormal Pap Smear

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...its risks and benefits. It is very important for you to discuss with your doctor all the potential risks and benefits of HRT before you consider this therapy. Pap Smears HIV-positive women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal Pap smears than HIV-negative women. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or cancer. These abnormal Paps are usually associated with low CD4 cell counts and HPV. It is very...
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abnormal pap smear

I had a abnormal papsmear result, Dr is stating it is a viral infection. Take medicatin for 7 days and retest in 3 months. I did have intercourse prior to my test. Scared it may be something else.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The virus your doctor is talking about is not hepatitis A, B, or C. It is related to human papillomavirus, HPV,which can cause abnormalities on the pap smear. It is important to have follow-up on your pap smear to be certain it clears up. HPV is... Read more »

Abnormal Pap Smear

I just got a call from my doctor about a pap smear coming back abnormal and they think it is a virus can you tell me about other viruses and symptoms or can it just be AIDS
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...able to answer this question if I knew whether you are referring to a cervical Pap smear or an anal Pap smear. In both cases, abnormal Pap smears are often caused by the human papillomavirus. Although abnormal Pap smears are more common in... Read more »

HIV+ and abnormal pap smears

I have had abnormal pap smears for years - had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and am starting to have abnormal paps again. Is this normal for HIV+ women?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
No. Pap smears check the cells from your cervix and/or vagina. Once the cervix (part of the uterus) is gone, most pap smears are normal. If you have abnormal vaginal pap smears, you should ask your doc about having further special testing, such as... Read more »

An abnormal PAP smear; What does this all mean?

MY PAP CAME BACK ABNORMAL AND THEY RULED OUT ANY STD SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...abnormalities-- which do you have? These are the questions you need to get from your provider who presumably has the PAP report. Most abnormal PAP smears need to be followed-up. For an abnormal cervical PAP smear, this would mean culposcopy. ... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...have regular Pap smears. A Pap smearis a screening test your health care provider does to check for changes in thecervix. An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia,or cancer. HIV+ women are 10 times more likely to... Read more »
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Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...say whether or not colposcopy screening is a necessary routine screening procedure for HIV-positive women without signs of an abnormal Pap smear. A promising new screening tool called Pap Plus Speculoscopy (PPS) has recently gained FDA... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...urine test for men; urine tests or vaginal swabs for women; throat and/or anal swabs in people having oral and/or anal sex Chlamydia urine test or vaginal swab Hepatitis tests (See fact sheet 506 ): Tests look for hepatitis antibodies... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...dysplasia Diagnosis Pap smears: A Pap smear is a screening test your doctor does to check for changes in the cervix An abnormal Pap smear can indicate inflammation, infection, dysplasia, or cancer If you have an abnormal Pap, you may... 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? Read more »

Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...it came back +ve for Chlamydia. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm confused about Chlamydia because the girl told me she just got her resutls back and they were -VE. She also added that She rectently was... Read more »

To Cougar....Chlamydia causing symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and a 3 month ELISA. My doctor seems confused. He ran more blood test this week to check for Hep, and other stuff. How can chlamydia cause these symptoms months after the chlamydia was supposedly cleared up? Thanks for any response. Good... Read more »