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Cervical Cancer and HIV -- Two Diseases, One Response

There is a growing awareness of the need to maximize synergies between the AIDS response and efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer through HPV vaccination, education, screening, and treatment.


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 under 21 that still do need screening are detailed in new ACOG guidelines. E...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and most people appear to be exposed to the virus shortly after their first sexual experience. Similar to other gynecological conditions, HPV infection...

By Project Inform

Human Papillomavirus and Women: The Basics

Genital Warts Cervical Dysplasia Diagnosis and Screening Treating HPV HPV Treatment Chart Pregnancy Treating Cervical Dysplasia

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus that causes abnormal growth of tissue on ...

By Project Inform

Treatment Issues for Women: HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV (human papilloma virus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most women have at least one type of HPV during their lifetime, but only a few of us know we have it. There are over 100 strains, and it's poss...

By Angela Garcia, Claire Rappoport and Jennifer McGaugh for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women: Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV is common in women with HIV, especially women who've had genital warts, anal sex, or cervical dysplasia. One large study (called the Women's Interagency HIV Study) found anal HPV in 70% of positive women studied....

By Angela Garcia, Claire Rappoport and Jennifer McGaugh for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Genital Warts

Genital warts may appear both externally (e.g., on the penis, anus, or external female genitalia) and internally (e.g., in the anal canal or vagina). These benign, flesh-colored tumors classically appear as a granular, elevated surface with finger-li...

By Nicholas Cheonis for San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and AIDS Update

The following are selected treatment briefs from the 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. While these studies are of special interest to women, they do not exhaustively cover all the gender-specific information presented at th...

By Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women With HIV

While gynecological (GYN) complications are but one area of concern for women with HIV, they are critically important because they are the most commonly reported condition of women living with HIV and AIDS. When evaluating HIV-associated GYN conditio...

By Project Inform

Human Papilloma Virus and Genital Warts Fact Sheet

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the world. Experts estimate that as many as 24 million Americans are infected with HPV, and the frequency of infection and disease appears to be incr...

By U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases