Colon Exam Finds Possible Trouble Spots in 60% With HIV

April 2012
HIV Treatment ALERTS!;Apr2012, p24
The article presents a study which aims to assess colonoscopy rates in HIV-positive people. It mentions that people with abnormal colon cell results in laboratory studies did not differ from those with normal colon cell results in gender, age, HIV transmission risk, years of antiretroviral therapy, CD4 count, and number of colonoscopies. It notes that high rate of abnormal findings and high colonoscopy acceptance rate in HIV-positive people justify regular use of preventive colonoscopy.


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