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
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HIV, treatment, research, CROI 2015, anal cancer, HIV-positive women, screening, algorithms