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Would Chlamydia Show Up In A Pap Test

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become cancerous, so that women can receive treatment before cervical cancer develops. When dysplasia is detected and treated early, cervical cancer...
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Had unprotected sex 7 weeks ago

Please helpI'm 24 years old female,and i had unprotected sex once on Nov 19th.. with the guy that i was dating for 2 months.Week later i went for my pap smear and i was tested for Chlamydia and Gonococcus both came back NEGATIVE..(Maybe it was too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It seems you are learning a very important lesson the hard way. Unprotected sex is not worthy the potential catastrophic consequences.It is true that having unprotected sex placed you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. That you... Read more »

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 Read more »

? False Positive Chlamydia

Hello, I went to my doctor in Aug for a pap test with the complaint of some itching. She called a few days later and told me my test was unreadable and that I had vaginitis. She prescribed an MVP cream for two weeks and I went back the pap came...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...vaginitis, see my response to "Yellow Vaginal Discharge" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q26472.qna).Chlamydia is sexually transmitted. If you had chlamydia, you were either infected by your current partner or a... 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 PAP smear and had to get a cervical biopsy. She told me she was taking a medication (antibotic?) a week prior to the biopsy and it was making her 'act...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...There are many reasons for having abnormal cells on a PAP smear; not all the reasons have to do with either cancer or HPV infection. For instance, if someone has a trichimonas infection, then Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Infection May Boost Cervical Cancer Risk

...contrast, no study participants who were cervical cancer-free reported ever being diagnosed with chlamydia. Wallin's team tested Pap smears of 118 women diagnosed with cervical cancer for the presence of chlamydia, both before and after they were... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...require a health professional to collect a swab sample of genital secretions. For women this type of test "minutely prolongs" a pap smear, FDA's Mitchell explains. "At worst, it can feel like a tiny menstrual cramp, but most women don't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Abnormalities Common in HIV-Infected Girls

...participants had STDs including trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Of the 101 sexually active girls who had Pap tests, 30 (29.7 percent) had abnormal results at the first examination, including squamous intraepithelial lesions... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...colposcopy and biopsy, found to be "false-negative." In other words, abnormal pre-cancerous cell growth passed undetected during the Pap test. The problem of false-negative Pap smears has lead some health care providers to suggest colposcopy plus... 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 »

just dunno what to do with myself...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...few years ago she started a monogamous relation with a guy who tested negative for HIV at the time. however during a recent PAP test she found she was positive for chlamydia. u can understand that my first concern was not whether i cought that or... Read more »

Pap Smear

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

Confused College Student Here...Please Help Out!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the test was INVALID for any sexual activity in the past 6 months! At the same time, I also had my routine GYN exam: normal PAP smear, no visible sores/ulcers, and negative for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. I have been vaccinated for Hep B. ... Read more »