Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
Final results from the Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC) in older gay and bisexual men (GBM)
Dr Mary Poynten
The SPANC study was a prospective longitudinal study of the natural history of anal HPV infection and associated anal cellular abnormalities in gay and bisexual men. 617 men were enrolled and three-year follow-up study data on the incidence and clearance of anal HPV and HSIL will be presented.
Anal HPV infections and anal dysplasia in HIV-positive MSM in Amsterdam
Dr Maarten F Schim van der Loeff
HPV causes anal cancer, but much about pathogenesis and epidemiology of anal HPV is unknown. Since 2010 a series of studies were conducted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to study the dynamics of anal HPV infection and anal cancer precursor lesions. I will give an overview of these studies and their main findings.