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Open Access Original Research

Cervical-vaginal disease in HIV immunosuppressed patients: management and present screening programme

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1 Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Surgery Science, University L'Aquila, Italy
2 AIED Gynaecologist Consultant, Italy
3 Department of Infectious Diseases, L'Aquila Regional Hospital, Italy
4 Department of Anatomopathology, L'Aquila Regional Hospital, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(3), 267–270;
Published: 10 June 2006
Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of the cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (L-SIL and H-SIL) in HIV-positive patients using cytological, colposcopic and histological examinations. The correlations between these cervical lesions, the role of HPV and the clinical and immunological aspects of HIV infection and inflammatory cervical-vaginal disease were studied. We believe that HPV infection and preneoplastic and/or neoplastic lesions occur more often in immunodepressed HIV-positive patients, and that on the grounds of the high risk of precancerous lesions in this population and the low sensibility of the Pap test, it is advisable to perform a colposcopic examination to discover early lesions that must undergo a specific biopsy.

Keywords
Colposcopic examination
Pap test
HIV infection
HPV infection
Cervical-vaginal disease
Immunological state
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