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How Do I Prevent Anal Cancer

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HIV i-Base

Promising Outcomes From Laser Ablative Treatment of AIN2/3 to Prevent Anal Cancer

The incidence of anal cancer is higher in HIV positive compared to negative populations with lower rates of clearance (87% vs. 38% at 5 years) and progression rates from high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2/3) in observational studies... Read more »
Project Inform

Gardasil Approved to Prevent Anal Cancer

In the U.S. more than 5,000 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year. More women than men are diagnosed with it, and people living with HIV experience higher rates of the cancer, especially gay and bisexual men who have had anal sex.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

FDA Advisory Committee Supports Approval of Gardasil for Prevention of Anal Cancer and AIN in Both Men and Women

Merck announced on November 17 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee has advised that data presented support an indication for Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents certain... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Interferon injections to treat internal warts/prevent anal cancer

Despite a relatively modest CD4 count of 324, I have been able to treat external anal warts very succesfully, eliminating them in only 3 weeks by appying Aldara. However, I have not had any luck what so ever in removing them internally using any of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The situation of persistent pesky internal anal warts with relatively good control of external warts is unfortunately not that uncommon. I'm glad that Aldara is helping the external warts. In terms of the internal warts, there are a few... Read more »

Preventive/screening for anal cancer

Is there any current preventive/screening for Anal cancer such as a PAP smear for cervical CA ? If so can you provide me with details. Thank you very much. Great site !!!!...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I recommend an anal PAP smear for all the gay men in my practice whether or not they are HIV positive. An anal PAP smear is a very simple thing to do. A swab is inserted into the butt and rubbed along the wall lining. The cells which go on to the... Read more »

HPV Vaccine & Anal Cancer (HPV VACCINATION IN HIV POSITIVE ADULT MALES, 2011)

I'm a 45 year old male who has been on Atripla for about four year now. I will like to know if a HPV vaccine prevent me developing anal cancer?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Definitive studies are underway assessing the safety and efficacy of Gardasil in poz men. See link below. You can discuss whether Gardasil would be appropriate for you with your HIV physician specialist.Questions we are still evaluating... Read more »

anal cancer?

Dr. Pierone,It seems that hiv patients still get alot of cases of anal and colorectal cancer? What is being done to prevent these occurences from occuring? And are better drugs being put in for treatment?Lyle...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that there are more cases of anal cancer since people are living much longer with HIV and we need to do more to make an early diagnosis. Most cases of anal cancer are related to papilloma virus infections. These viral infections most often... Read more »
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Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »

Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I am about to have surgery for anal warts that I have in my anal canal. I was wondering if anyone else has had the outpatient surgery and tell me wht it's like post-op. when will I be able to go back to work? How long am I likey to be in discomfort? Read more »

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Twenty three years since I first began to witness the horrific illnesses and deaths caused by HIV and still today, very few people have an understanding of HIV. The world population is ignorant about HIV! We... Read more »

Prevention - Explicit Safer Sex Videos

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I am working on HIV prevention, and trying to find safer sex videos with explicit (e.g. anal sex with condoms) video footage to show people in our program. I can't find this material anywhere, particularly for a target population like African... Read more »