Can HIV be detected in a pap smear?

Answer HIV is not detected in a pap smear. If your pap smear comes back normal, it simply means the test did not detect the presence of abnormal cervical cells or human papillomavirus (HPV). A normal pap ... Read More »

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Can pregnancy be detected by a pap smear?

Pregnancy cannot be detected by a pap smear, although during a physical exam the physician may suspect pregnancy. Ultrasound is used to confirm a pregnancy, but at an early gestational age, the onl... Read More »

Can a pap smear detect HIV?

Pap smears detect viral infections such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) and other conditions leading to cervical cancer, but they are not able to detect the presence of the HIV virus. On the othe... Read More »

How to Stop a GOP Smear?

Politics can be a dirty game when one party skirts the truth and goes straight for the jugular with false accusations and below-the-belt punches. In the United States, the two prevailing parties, D... Read More »

Why should you have a pap smear?

Being a woman is tough and going to the gynecologist is even tougher. While going to the gynecologist is a pain, they perform many tests that are vital for maintaining your health. One of these tes... Read More »