Screening may miss pre-cancerous anal lesions in women with HIV

Theo Smart

Existing algorithms to screen for anal cancer in women living with HIV could be missing many cases of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) – abnormal tissue changes that may be a precursor to invasive anal cancer – according to a study reported at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) in Seattle, USA. 

March 25, 2015
Year of publication
2015
Tags
HIV, treatment, research, CROI 2015, anal cancer, HIV-positive women, screening, algorithms