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Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs in Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana, and Tanzania: Effect of HIV Status

Journal Article
(Published September, 2015)
Anderson, J. (Author),
Wysong, M. (Author),
Estep, D. (Author),
Besana, G. (Author),
Kibwana, S. (Author),
Varallo, J. (Author),
Sun, K. (Author),
Lu, R. (Author)
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Compared to HIV-uninfected/unknown women, this study found that HIV-infected women had nearly twice the odds of being VIA-positive and to require referral for large lesions.  SVA was safe and resulted in significant reductions in loss to follow-up.  There is increased need for excisional treatment in countries with high HIV prevalence.

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Anderson J, Wysong M, Estep D, Besana G, Kibwana S, Varallo J, et al. (2015) Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs in Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana, and Tanzania: Effect of HIV Status. PLoS ONE 10(9)