Many HIV-Infected Women Do Not Receive Cervical Cancer Screenings Nearly Often Enough, U.S. Study Suggests (February 11, 2009)
Despite the importance of annual cervical cancer screenings for HIV-infected women, 23% of a 2,400-woman nationwide sample reported no Pap smear within the past year, according to data presented by Alexandra Oster, M.D. Three factors were associated with an increased risk of missing a screening: age; CD4 count below 200; and receiving a pelvic exam from someone other than their HIV care provider.
In The 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from TheBodyPRO.com
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