Category Archives: HPV

  1. HPV and Anal Cancer in Older Women: Risk and Prevention

    via Women’s Voices for Change, by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. Excerpt: Although it has not been documented rigorously, there is a reason to believe that anal cancer could develop very much the way cervical cancer does. The change in the cells begins with mild atypica, progresses to more serious abnormal change (mild, moderate and severe dysplasia), before Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Gardasil, HPV, women, Women's Health
  2. Saving Lives From Anal Cancer

    via New York Times, by Roni Caryn Rabin Paulette Crowther’s three children were grown and she was plotting a midlife career change when a routine colonoscopy picked up cancer, but not of the colon — of the anus. The diagnosis was a shock. Ms. Crowther, a 51-year-old mother of three from New York City, had had no Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, anal sex, HPV
  3. Anal HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men from China

    via PLoS One, by Lei Gao, Feng Zhou, Xiangwei Li, Yu Yang, Yuhua Ruan, and Qi Jin Background Anal HPV infection, which contributes to the development of anal warts and anal cancer, is well known to be common among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially among those HIV positives. However, HIV and anal HPV co-infection Read More >>

    anal health, China, HPV, MSM
  4. Age-Specific Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Anal Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among Men Who Have Sex with Women and Men Who Have Sex with Men

    via The Journal of Infectious Diseases Background An increasing incidence of anal cancer among men suggests a need to better understand anal canal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among human immunodeficiency virus–negative men. Methods Genotyping for HPV was conducted on cells from the anal canal among men who have sex with women (MSW) and men who have sex Read More >>

    anal health, gay men, heterosexuality, HPV, men, MSM, women
  5. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Among HIV-Seronegative Men Who Have Sex With Men

    via The Journal of Infectious Diseases Background We examined the baseline prevalence of penile, scrotal, perineal/perianal, and intra-anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–seronegative men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods Data were analyzed from 602 MSM aged 16–27 years with ≤5 lifetime sexual partners. Serum samples were tested for antibodies to HPV6/11/16/18. Read More >>

    anal health, gay men, HPV, MSM
  6. External Genital Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Associated Factors Among Heterosexual Men on 5 Continents

    via The Journal of Infectious Diseases Background We examined the baseline prevalence of penile, scrotal, and perineal/perianal human papillomavirus (HPV) in heterosexual men (HM). We also evaluated baseline characteristics of HM to assess factors associated with prevalent HPV detection. Methods We tested serum samples from 3463 HM aged 16–24 years with 1–5 lifetime female sexual partners for Read More >>

    heterosexuality, HPV, men
  7. Anal HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men from China

    via PLoS One Lei Gao, et. al Background Anal HPV infection, which contributes to the development of anal warts and anal cancer, is well known to be common among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially among those HIV positives. However, HIV and anal HPV co-infection among MSM has not been addressed in China. Methods A Read More >>

    anal health, China, Gardasil, gay men, HPV, MSM, vaccine
  8. FDA Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine to Prevent Anal Cancer

    via Medscape, by Emma Hitt, PhD Human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) vaccine, recombinant (Gardasil; Merck), was recommended for an expanded indication — prevention of anal cancer in males and females ages 9 through 26 years — at a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting yesterday. The FDA’s Vaccines and Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, FDA, HPV, MSM, vaccine
  9. Imiquimod a good treatment for pre-cancerous anal lesions in men with HIV

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV treatment centres should screen and treat pre-cancerous anal lesions, UK investigators argue in the online edition of AIDS. They were prompted to make this suggestion by research showing that treatment with imiquimod cream resolved or downgraded high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in 61% of HIV-positive gay men. Although the investigators do not Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, HPV
  10. Study: Aldara Treatment Helps Clear High-Grade Anal Lesions

    via AIDSmeds Long-term treatment with a topical immune-stimulating cream called Aldara (imiquimod), approved for the treatment of external genital warts, may also improve or clear high-grade lesions inside the anuses of men living with HIV and may potentially reduce the risk of cancer. This is the conclusion of a study published online August 19 in the journal Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, HPV