(THE CONVERSATION) Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population.  Read More

Authors: Ashish A. Deshmukh, University of Florida; Elizabeth Chiao, Baylor College of Medicine; Jagpreet Chhatwal, Harvard Medical School , and Scott B. Cantor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article here: http://theconversation.com/how-the-anal-cancer-epidemic-in-gay-and-bi-hiv-positive-men-can-be-prevented-80358