The Approach to the HIV-Infected Patient With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Anorectal pathology is common in HIV-infected patients
  • Periodic anorectal exams should be part of a routine care
  • CDC/IDSA guidelines recommend that anal Pap smears or annual digital exams be considered in this population (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]

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Keywords: Cancer