As HIV care providers, are we screening our patients for anal or cervical cancer at the optimal time -- and using the most effective methods? This week, we investigate these questions as part of our brief tour of select recently published journal articles on HIV-related topics, which includes:
- Findings that associate anal cancer risk most strongly with certain CD4 count variables over time.
- A suggestion that anal pap smears be considered for women who have health risks associated with prevalent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
- Initial results from a switch study comparing E/C/F/TAF to ABC/3TC.
- Underwhelming findings from a study on the potential benefits of marijuana use among people living with HIV.
Read onward for more information regarding each of these research findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!