A review of Cervical Cancer Clinical Services for women infected by Human Immunodeficiency virus

Louise Hadjistratis, Govender Govender


Cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer in South African women and is associated with HIV. Screening of cervical cancer is done using a routine procedure known as a Pap smear. Abnormal Pap smears occur more commonly in HIV Infected women as compared to HIV uninfected women. This study aims to review the management of HIV-infected women with regards to screening and referral for cervical cancer in a high HIV prevalent area.