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Observational Study: Anal Cancer screening in HIV+ people

Observational Study: Anal Cancer screening in HIV+ people

Anal cancer is a rare cancer in the general community. People living with HIV are, however, at much higher risk of getting anal cancer. A common virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) causes lesions called high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) which may develop into anal cancer.

Observational Study: Anal Cancer screening in HIV+ people

OVERVIEW

Anal cancer is a rare cancer in the general community. People living with HIV are, however, at much higher risk of getting anal cancer. A common virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) causes lesions called high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) which may develop into anal cancer.

Screening and diagnosis of HSIL can be performed with a procedure called high resolution anoscopy.  The availability of high resolution anoscopy services however, are limited and it is a procedure that requires a lot of training. This means that the people at greatest risk of having HSIL need to be identified and high-resolution services targeted towards screening them.

One potential method of identifying people at greatest risk of anal HSIL is an anal swab. The swab can be tested for the presence of HPV and for abnormal cells that suggest the presence of HSIL with a special stain.

This study will examine the use of an anal swab administered by your doctor as would be performed in an anal cancer screening program.  The swab will test for high-risk HPV types and stained for abnormal cells that may cause anal cancers. The aim of the study is to look at whether people living with HIV will participate in an anal cancer screening program using an anal swab and clinical examination as the first screening test.

There will be no cost to the participant for study procedures, screening or high resolution anoscopy.

To be eligible you must:

Participation requirements include:

 

INVESTIGATOR

A/Prof Mark Bloch

CONTACT US

Please contact Holdsworth House Research to register your interest:

Phone: 02 8038 1044

Email: studies@holdsworthhouse.com.au

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