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September 4, 2010

Imiquimod a good treatment for pre-cancerous anal lesions in men with HIV "HIV treatment centres should screen and treat pre-cancerous anal lesions, UK investigators argue in the online edition of AIDS. They were prompted to make this suggestion by research showing that treatment with imiquimod cream resolved or downgraded high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in 61% of HIV-positive gay men. ...

"Imiquimod cream is a possible treatment for such lesions and has two distinct advantages: the patient applies it, and it is suitable for the treatment of extensive lesions. Earlier research has shown that it is an effective therapy for pre-cancerous lesions in the cervix."