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Anal human papillomavirus infection in a street-based sample of drug using HIV-positive men

Cranston, RD and Murphy, R and Weiss, RE and Da Costa, M and Palefsky, J and Shoptaw, S and Gorbach, PM (2012) Anal human papillomavirus infection in a street-based sample of drug using HIV-positive men. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 23 (3). 195 - 200. ISSN 0956-4624

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HIV facilitates an increase in human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated conditions. HIV-positive men living in a substance use context in Los Angeles, USA, were recruited using respondent-driven sampling, completed a questionnaire and had biological samples including an anal HPV swab taken. A total of 316 evaluable men were enrolled in the study. The prevalence of any HPV, highrisk (HR) infection and multiple-type infection was highest for men who have sex with men (MSM) (93.9%, 64.6% and 29.7%, respectively). When any HPV and HR-HPV prevalence in all men was stratified by age, the youngest group had 100% and 68.2% prevalence, respectively, with similarly high rates maintained up to age 49 years. The individual's use of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin was not significantly associated with anal HPV detection. In this marginalized population, high prevalence rates of anal HPV and HR-HPV occurring over a wide age range may increase the individual's risk for anal dysplasia and anal cancer.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cranston, RDrdc27@pitt.eduRDC27
Murphy, R
Weiss, RE
Da Costa, M
Palefsky, J
Shoptaw, S
Gorbach, PM
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 1 March 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume: 23
Number: 3
Page Range: 195 - 200
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011169
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0956-4624
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 20:59
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 23:55


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