Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 2nd, 2005
"Intra-anal malignancies disproportionately affect individuals who engage in anal intercourse because of infection with human papillomaviruses (HPVs), with an increased risk attributed to infection with HIV because of a declining immunity against HPVs.
"Long-term persistence of HPVs suggests yet other mechanisms that determine the clinical outcome, however," wrote investigators in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
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