June #48 : Displace Dysplasia - by Lark Lands

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Beyond Condoms: Introduction

Beyond Condoms

Beyond Condoms: Life After Latex

Ouch! Stop the Pain

Catching Up With . . . Jim Howley

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Queen of Hearts

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To the Editor

Hypodermic Hysteria

Streethearts

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Where There’s Smoke...

Feelin' No Pain

Tranny Time

Where to Find It

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Volunteers Wanted

Not Your Typical Tearjerker

Displace Dysplasia

Prevention Extension

Posterboy Always Rings Twice

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June 1999

Displace Dysplasia

by Lark Lands

Women with HIV can now add to their Pap smears another crucial early warning system for cervical cancer. The FDA has approved a test—Digene’s Hybrid Capture II—to spot all 13 forms of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that is associated with this cancer. HPV’s presence makes HIVers four to five times more likely than HIV negative women to develop dysplasia—the cell abnormality that precedes cervical cancer. Using the Hybrid Capture II test to identify who is infected with a cancer-promoting strain of virus could prompt closer screening for dysplasia and earlier treatment—and help prevent full-blown cancer.




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