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EDITORIAL

Why a special issue on anal cancer and what is in it?

Christopher K. Fairley A B F , Julia M. L. Brotherton B C , Richard Hillman D and Andrew E. Grulich E
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A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic. 3053, Australia.

B School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia.

C Victorian Cytology Service, East Melbourne, Vic. 8002, Australia.

D Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, University of Sydney, 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia.

E Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

F Corresponding author. Email: cfairley@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 9(6) 501-503 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH12109
Submitted: 10 July 2012  Accepted: 3 September 2012   Published: 27 November 2012

Abstract

This editorial describes the contents of this special issue of Sexual Health devoted to anal cancer. The aim of the issue is to provide readers with information to assist them in making decisions about what to do about detecting anal cancer early in men who have sex with men with HIV. Should they be advocating screening? It discusses the epidemiology of HPV infection, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, and anal cancer in MSM, heterosexual men and women; anal cancer screening and treatment of anal cancer. And most importantly, what should be done about vaccinating boys with the HPV vaccine.


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