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Cervical cancer risk no higher in women with HIV

from MedPage Today

The five-year risk of developing cervical cancer was similar in women with and without HIV infection as long as they were HPV negative and had normal cervical cytology, researchers said in Washington, D.C. In 145 women without HIV infection, six cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia were detected compared with nine cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia found in 219 HIV-infected women, for a cumulative incidence of 5 percent in both groups, reported Marla Keller, M.D., from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues. more

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