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November 10, 2009

Topical Treatment Works Well for Anal Lesions

"Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), a topical liquid sometimes used to treat genital warts, may also be useful as a therapy for anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) in HIV-positive and HIV-negative people, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

"Anal lesions from human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are a precursor to anal cancer. They are remarkably common in men who have sex with men (MSM), especially HIV-positive MSM. This is of particular concern, as anal cancer rates among HIV-positive people are on the rise."

Read more in POZ, November 10, 2009.