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Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012 . Twelve participants took... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
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Risk for Invasive Anal Cancer High Among HIV-Positive People

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, there's more sobering news on a serious HPV-related condition in men who have sex with men (MSM) that can lead to anal cancer. Unlike other diseases that have declined in incidence since the... Read more »
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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 »

Anal cancer and chemo/radiation - side effects of both? How do you treat HIV+ patients?

Hi. My partner's brother had surgery four weeks ago to remove a tumour. They couldn't get it all out and have now confirmed that he has anal squamous cell cancer and said it was Stage C. Do you know what Stage C could mean? But what I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The standard treatment for anal cancer is a combination of radiation and chemotherapy, also known as combined modality treatment. It is quite effective and for many patients, this combined modality treatment permits them to survive without a... Read more »

Bowen's "anal cancer" Disease

I just read your article on Anal Cancer, which I was recently diagnosed with. There seems to be no one in my area well versed in the treatment of this, so I am trying, so far without success, to find a doctor who has treated this and can provide me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are physicians that are well versed in the management of anal cancer complicating HIV infection depending on where you are moving in Florida. The academic centers are in Tampa, Gainesville, and Miami. But there are also a number of experts... Read more »

"worried for anal cancer"

hii am positive for last two yrs, on meds, doing fineundetectable, cd around 600i had anal warts, cz of receptive anal intercourse two yrs back, when i was diagonesd.i am always worried of more and more reports about people having anal cancer.my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, congrats on your overall health!To get into your question.. HPV, the virus that can cause warts and leads to various cancers, is very common among sexually people. In most cases the virus will "clear" on... 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 »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

Help?- anal risky ecounter

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Unlike some of the posts about rubbing up against a toilet seat do I have HIV, I had a stupid, drunk encounter with a stripper. Unprotected anal that only lasted a minute or so & then I sobered up going "What the hell am I doing!". It was... Read more »