Thank you for your query
There is controversy about management of ASCUS ( squamous atypia
) in HIV-infected women:
Many authorities recommend that all HIV-infected women with ASCUS be referred for colposcopy
In HIV-infected women, there are insufficient data to recommend HPV
DNA testing for oncogenic HPV types as part of management of ASCUS.
If colposcopy is chosen, and no CIN is found, repeat cytology at 12 months.
If HPV testing is chosen, reflex HPV testing of samples collected during cytologic screening is preferred, for patient's convenience. This requires liquid-based cytology or samples collected specifically for HPV testing and held. Otherwise, HPV testing requires another Pap smear
If HPV negative, repeat cytology at 12 months.
If HPV positive, manage as for LSIL
If repeat cytology is chosen, repeat at 6-month intervals until 2 consecutive negative tests, then return to normal screening interval. If repeat shows ASCUS or higher, refer for colposcopy.
Basically your doctor has chosen option 3 where you will have repeat pap smear at 6 month intervals, which is correct.