BOSTON — Abnormal anal cytology and high-risk HPV had a high prevalence among women with HIV in Johnnesburg, South Africa, researchers reported here at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
“HPV-related cervical cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in women with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Bridgette Goeieman, MD, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, said during a press conference. “HPV also causes anal cancer, but the incidence of anal cancer in this population is unclear. There are very limited data on anogenital cancer, other than cervical cancer and dysplasia, among HIV-positive individuals in South Africa."More »