The Approach to the Patient With HIV 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: 10/31/21 (What's New)

Summary

  • Anorectal pathology is common in patients with HIV
  • Periodic anorectal exams should be part of a routine care
  • CDC/IDSA guidelines recommend that anal cytologic screening or annual digital exams be considered in this population [guideline: CDC OI][CDC OI]

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Keywords: Cancer