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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.

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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.

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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.

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Human Papillomavirus and Women: The Basics

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus that causes abnormal growth of tissue on ...

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Treatment Issues for Women: HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV (human papilloma virus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most women have at least one type of HPV during their lifetime, but only a few of us know we have it. There are over 100 strains, and it's poss...

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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....

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Genital Warts

Genital warts may appear both externally (e.g., on the penis, anus, or external female genitalia) and internally (e.g., in the anal canal or vagina). These benign, flesh-colored tumors classically appear as a granular, elevated surface with finger-li...