Cervical PAP Smear Examination in Women Living with HIV-A study of 60 cases

Vijayashree Shivappa Neeravari, Anirudha Vasantacharya Kushtagi, Doddappa Mallappa Bannigidad
2016 Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology  
Cervical cancer in women living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a major health problem accounting for 26.1-43.8% of all cancers in Indian Women. Women infected with HIV have a higher risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasms. Dysplasia has been reported in 15 to 64.6% of HIV infected women & these rates are 10-12 times higher than those observed among HIV negative women 13%. Materials and Methods: The aim of this study is to estimate the frequency of abnormal Papanicolau
more » ... Pap) smears and mainly to detect precancerous & cancerous lesions as well as inflammatory lesions in HIV-infected women. Results: Total 68 samples were collected. Pap smear abnormalities included LSIL(10.2%). HSIL(4.4%), ASCUS(8.
doi:10.5958/2394-6792.2016.00051.x fatcat:lgrgmpuenjet3kfwmpu3hi2lxy