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Updated 07 May 2015

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HIV-positive women have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer because, at lower CD4 counts, cervix cell abnormalities are much more common.

Yearly pap smears are crucially important in helping catch cervical cancer early, and should never be overlooked by any woman with HIV.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.

 
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