Why a special issue on anal cancer and what is in it?

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic. 3053, Australia.
Sexual Health (Impact Factor: 1.37). 12/2012; 9(6):501-3. DOI: 10.1071/SH12109
Source: PubMed


This editorial describes the contents of this special issue of Sexual Health devoted to anal cancer. The aim of the issue is to provide readers with information to assist them in making decisions about what to do about detecting anal cancer early in men who have sex with men with HIV. Should they be advocating screening? It discusses the epidemiology of HPV infection, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, and anal cancer in MSM, heterosexual men and women; anal cancer screening and treatment of anal cancer. And most importantly, what should be done about vaccinating boys with the HPV vaccine.

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