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Anal cytology in an HIV-positive population: a retrospective analysis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Cytologica
0001-5547
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
2
Pages
163–168
Identifiers
PMID: 15839621
Source
Medline

Abstract

A highly significant association between the presence of columnar cells and anal intraepithelial lesion (p<0.001) and a significant association between the presence of columnar cells and atypical cytology when a visible lesion was absent (p=0.0019) were found. No significant relationship was found between the presence/degree of dysplasia and CD4+ T-cell counts or HIV viral load. Lack of clinical follow-up precluded evaluation of the false negative rates in this data set.

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