Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs in Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana, and Tanzania: Effect of HIV Status

  title={Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs in C{\^o}te d’Ivoire, Guyana, and Tanzania: Effect of HIV Status},
  author={Jean T. Anderson and Megan Wysong and Deb Estep and Giulia Besana and Sharon Kibwana and John Varallo and Kai Sun and Enriquito Lu and Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND HIV infection increases a woman's risk for cervical cancer, and cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in countries with high HIV prevalence and limited resources for screening. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) allows screening and treatment of cervical lesions in a single-visit approach (SVA), but data on its performance in HIV-infected women are limited. This study's objective was to examine cervical cancer screening using VIA/SVA in programs serving HIV… CONTINUE READING
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