Age trends in the prevalence of cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions among HIV-positive women in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Atashili2011AgeTI,
  title={Age trends in the prevalence of cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions among HIV-positive women in Cameroon: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Julius Atashili and William C. Miller and Jennifer Smith and Peter Martins Ndumbe and George Mondinde Ikomey and Joseph J Eron and Allen C Rinas and Evan R. Myers and Adaora A. Adimora},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2011}
}
Cervical squamous intra-epithelial lesions (SIL) are more frequent in HIV-positive women overall. However the appropriate age at which to begin and end cervical cancer screening for early detection of lesions in HIV-positive women is not clear. We assessed the age-specific prevalence of any SIL and SIL requiring colposcopy in HIV-positive women in Cameroon. We enrolled, interviewed and conducted conventional cervical cytology in 282 women, aged 19–68 years, initiating antiretroviral therapy in… CONTINUE READING
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