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March 22, 2007

Higher Risk of Anal Cancer in Positive Gay Men

A new study by the University of California Los Angeles found that HIV-positive men who have sex with men are up to 90 times more likely to develop anal cancer than the general population. The study also found that anal cytology, basically an anal Pap smear, effectively detects precancerous cells, though the procedure is relatively new and not yet standard practice.

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