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How To Prevent Anal Cancer When You Are Hiv Positive

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...that connects and supports internal organs. Other possible symptoms are abnormal discharge from the 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 pap smear is used to detect these cell changes in the cervix in their early stages. With regular...
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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 Read more »

Chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer? Can HIV positive patients get these therapies?

Are chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer contraindicated in HIV positive patients?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...HIV-positive patients are at an increased risk for developing anal cancer as a consequence of HPV (human papilloma virus infection). We recommend anal PAP smears as a way of catching such lesions early 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 mostly...
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 Read more »

Anal Cancer

I'm 56 y/o & I've been HIV+ for 25 years. In the year 2008, I was diagnosed with "NIA 3, Intense Dysplasia in the anal canal". I get an anoscopy every year to follow up. The last one reports Dysplasia with signs of HPV infection.Can I use the HPV...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Dear RussellThe following information was included in some of my past answers, plus an additional update on anal cancer. In the United States, the rate for anal cancer in the general population is 1 case per 100,000 people; among HIV-negative men Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal Cancer Prevention in HIV-Positive Men and Women

... The current review discusses issues around screening to prevent anal cancer. "The incidence of human papillomavirus-associated anal cancer is unacceptably high among HIV-positive men who have sex with Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
Project Inform

Risk for Invasive Anal Cancer High Among HIV-Positive People

...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 advent of HAART, such as CMV or KS,... Read more »
The Body PRO

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

...We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link between anal intraepithelial neoplasia and anal cancer, and also talked about the methods by which these lesions can be prevented and treated. Joel... 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 Read more »

IDSA 2007 studies

Posted by sunflower, 4 Replies
...DId you read the summaries of the IDSA 2007 studies - two that caught my eye were the prevalance of anal HPV in HIV+ women, more so than vaginal (cervical??) HPV and less likely to decrease. I wrote to the experts to ask what the affect of Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I've been living with HIV now for at least 10 years, this year I got diagnosed with Anal Cancer and have undergone treatment with Radiation and Chemotherapy which has been more difficult to recover from than I ever thought Read more »