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Clin Surg. The majority of patients were HIV positive men. Other associated diagnoses included urogynecologic dysplasia, inflammatory bowel disease and organ transplantation.
January —Anal cancer incidence is on the rise in North America with rates of both invasive and in situ squamous carcinomas of the anus increasing sharply over the past several decades. While women have the highest overall likelihood of developing anal carcinomas, certain male subpopulations namely men who have sex with men and those who are HIV positive are at a dramatically increased risk of developing squamous precursors and carcinomas of the anal canal. As with the cervix, squamous carcinomas of the anus are associated with infection by oncogenic types of human papillomavirus.
Data may compromise the privacy of study participants and may not be shared publicly. Data are available upon request to the authors. Medical history and behavioral data were collected by staff interview and computer-assisted self interview. Mean age was
The incidence of anal cancer, a Human Papillomavirus HPV -related neoplasia, has been increasing in recent decades, mainly in men who have sex with men MSM. Cytological changes of the anal epithelium induced by HPV can be detected through an anal pap smear. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and epidemiological correlates of anal cytological abnormalities among relatively young MSM at risk for HIV-1 infection, to help clarify whether or not this population deserves further investigation to assess the presence of anal cancer precursor lesions.
Click on image for details. Background: Anal smears are increasingly being used as a screening test for anal squamous intraepithelial lesions ASILs. This study was undertaken to assess the usefulness and limitations of anal smears in screening for ASILs.
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Four in 10 gay or bisexual men with HIV infection in a man U. These high-risk HPVs often affect people who have anal intercourse, such as gays and other men who have sex with men. Research shows that anal cancer risk is 32 times higher in HIV-negative gay or bisexual men than in the general U.