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

International Journal of STD & AIDS, 05/11/2012

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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