Validation of Cervical Cancer Screening Methods in HIV Positive Women from Johannesburg South Africa

@inproceedings{Firnhaber2013ValidationOC,
  title={Validation of Cervical Cancer Screening Methods in HIV Positive Women from Johannesburg South Africa},
  author={Cindy Firnhaber and Nomtha Mayisela and Lu Mao and Sophie Williams and Avril J. Swarts and Mark Faesen and Simon Levin and Pamela M Michelow and Tanvier Omar and Michael G. Hudgens and A. -L. Williamson and Bruce Allan and David A. Lewis and Jennifer Smith},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND HIV-infected women are at increased risk for developing cervical cancer. Women living in resource-limited countries are especially at risk due to poor access to cervical cancer screening and treatment. We evaluated three cervical cancer screening methods to detect cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 and above (CIN 2+) in HIV-infected women in South Africa; Pap smear, visual inspection with 5% acetic acid (VIA) and human papillomavirus detection (HPV). METHODS HIV-infected… CONTINUE READING