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Why Aren't More Queer Men Getting Anal Pap Smears?

Very few people access -- or even know about -- the test that can help detect whether you have HPV in your anus. But it should be a staple of gay and bisexual men's health care.

By Ryan Killian Krause
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Everything You Need to Know About Anal Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Video): A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

Nelson Vergel talks with Dr. Joel Palefsky and Jeff Taylor, two of the nation's top minds in HIV/HPV, to discuss anal cancer, HPV and HIV.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Anal paps aren't indicated for everyone, but are becoming part of routine care for certain populations. Do you need them?

By Erin N. Marcus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. for Test Positive Aware Network
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Anal Cancer and HPV: What Do Gay Men Need to Know?

Most often, anal cancer is caused by the stunningly common human papillomavirus (HPV). MSM are more likely to get anal HPV than men who only have sex with women. If you add HIV, the infection risk goes up further.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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Using What's in Your Underwear Drawer to Talk About Anal Cancer

You probably don't think about people in their underwear when you think about cancer, but the National LGBT Cancer Network will change that with its Behind Closed Drawers campaign.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Getting to the Bottom of It (Part 2)

You've had your annual rectal exam or anal Pap smear, and this time the test results came back with a red flag. What does this mean, and what exams will you have to get next? Gary Bucher, M.D., explains in this Positively Aware article.

By Gary Bucher, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. for Positively Aware
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Personal Perspective -- The Good Patient: Fighting Anal Cancer

Five years ago, at age 50, my doctor suggested I get an anal Pap smear. "What's that?" I asked. She told me it was a test for precancerous lesions caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), and that any gay man with HIV should have one done on a regular b...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC
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What Women With HIV Should Know About Menstruation and Aging

Introduction

The Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV

Menopause

HIV and Menopause

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Risk

Management of Menopause

Symptom Management

Avoiding Long-Term Complicat...
By Anne Monroe, M.D., M.S.P.H. for San Francisco AIDS Foundation
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Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to dea...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware
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Treatment Issues for Women: Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV is common in women with HIV, especially women who've had genital warts, anal sex, or cervical dysplasia. One large study (called the Women's Interagency HIV Study) found anal HPV in 70% of positive women studied....

By Angela Garcia, Claire Rappoport and Jennifer McGaugh for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America