Using a condom during sex can also help to prevent further HPV infection.
The ANCHOR study
, involving nearly 4,500 people living with HIV at 21 sites across the United States, has definitively determined that regular screening and treatment of anal pre-cancer (otherwise known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions - SIL)
in PLHIV, significantly reduced the chances of progression to anal cancer—which, though it has good survival rates, involves highly unpleasant treatment.
Annual screening by your GP through DARE
, Anal Pap Smears / Anoscopy
will detect any pre-cancerous cells and provide pre-emptive treatment options and improved outcomes. Self or Partner DARE
can also help detect early signs of pre-cancerous cells and could be life saving.