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Abnormal Anal Cells That Could Lead to Cancer Common in Gay Men With HIV Img

Abnormal Anal Cells That Could Lead to Cancer Common in Gay Men With HIV

Four in 10 gay or bisexual men with HIV infection in a 1500-man U.S. group had abnormal anal cells that may sometimes develop into anal cancer.

Anal Cytology Has High False-Negative Rate in MSM With or Without HIV Img

Anal Cytology Has High False-Negative Rate in MSM With or Without HIV

More than one-third of anoscopically detected grade 2 or worse anal intraepithelial neoplasia lesions in men who have sex with men came from men with negative cytologic results in a study of 284 UK MSM who had receptive anal intercourse.

More Cases of Ocular Syphilis Reported in the United States Img

More Cases of Ocular Syphilis Reported in the United States

Doctors and researchers in high-income countries have noticed a significant increase in cases of syphilis among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly those with HIV infection.

HPV, HIV and Cervical Cancer: Leveraging Synergies to Save Women's Lives Img

HPV, HIV and Cervical Cancer: Leveraging Synergies to Save Women's Lives

The burden that HIV places on women, particularly adolescent girls and young women from low- and middle-income countries, is compounded by the global burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer.

Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Gonorrhea Treatment Img

Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Gonorrhea Treatment

Resistance to azithromycin, an antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea, is emerging, according to CDC findings published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men Img

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men

A study investigated whether the baseline epidemiology of HPV infection in young HIV-positive MSM may help guide primary and secondary prevention strategies.

Anal Cancer and HPV Screening in HIV-Positive People Img

Anal Cancer and HPV Screening in HIV-Positive People

Anal cancer is a serious issue in people with HIV even after long term ART. Charles Lacey from University of York discussed approaches to prevent HPV associated anal cancer in HIV-positive people.

Persistent HPV Infection May Be Related to Tissue Type in HIV-Positive People Img

Persistent HPV Infection May Be Related to Tissue Type in HIV-Positive People

The first study to examine the relationship between persistent warts, HPV infection and tissue type in HIV-positive people found that in HIV-positive people specific HLA class I tissue types are associated with persistent HPV infection and there are ...

Rectal Gonorrhea, Syphilis Emerge as Top STI Preludes to HIV in Gay Men Img

Rectal Gonorrhea, Syphilis Emerge as Top STI Preludes to HIV in Gay Men

Rectal gonorrhea and early syphilis led all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in predicting incident HIV infection, according to results of a nearly seven-year study in Washington of 6,577 men who have sex with men (MSM).

Study of HIV and STI Risk Is a 'Wake-Up Call' for Health Providers Serving Young Gay Men Img

Study of HIV and STI Risk Is a 'Wake-Up Call' for Health Providers Serving Young Gay Men

For the first time, a study documents the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among very young men who have sex with men -- including those under age 18 -- who were followed over a period of two years.