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Anal Cancer Testing for HIV+HPV Infection

Ok, Inspired by the recent publicity of Farrah Fawcett's current cancer struggle. One doctor on CNN did say that people with HIV & HPV are at higher risk for anal cancer. I am a 35 year old HIV Positive gay male, Minor battle with anal warts at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Farrah Fawcett Fan,Your HIV specialist should monitor you with anal pap smears on a yearly basis as well as with periodic visual inspection and digital rectal exams. Colonoscopy should be done at age 50; sooner if certain symptoms, such as bloody... Read more »

Anal Dysplasia, HPV, Cancer, HIV

I have recently had an anal pap smear and dont understand the diagnoses, if or if not something is... Read more »

Anal Exams

I was diagnosed with HIV+ 19 years ago. In 1995 I had excision of HPV lesions in the anus and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Farrah Fawcett's Anal Cancer: Fighting the Stigma

...Certain HPV strains also cause most cervical cancer cases. Although HPV is the most common STD in the United States, Fawcett's anal cancer diagnosis "does not mean she was promiscuous," said Dr. Jay Brooks, chair of the department of hematology... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Papilloma Chronicles

...considerable research in finding him. After a dozen biopsies that left my anus a battlefield, I received a full-blown "superficial" anal cancer diagnosis, in only one of the 12 biopsies. I knew it wasn't something like pancreas or lung cancer,... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Stages of Anal Cancer

... Key Points After anal cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the anus or to other parts of the body. Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »