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AIDSinfo Updates HPV Infections Guidelines

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


In the U.S. and Western Europe, women living with HIV have much higher rates of cervical cancer as compared to women overall. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major risk factor for development of cervical cancer. AIDSinfo has updated the Human Papillomavirus Disease section of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, recommending the following:

"The section has been updated to recommend the 9-valent HPV vaccine for women and men, and continued Pap and HPV testing for women who are over 65 and living with HIV. The revised text includes more information on oropharyngeal warts and cancer related to HPV."

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