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Recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in HIV-positive women.

A literature search of Medline and the Cochrane libraries found 15 articles on the rate of recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in HIV-positive women after excision of affected tissue and a margin of normal tissue. Of these 15 articles, five reported a recurrence rate of CIN in margin-negative patients ranging from 20-75%. This evidence suggests that standard excision for CIN in HIV positive women needs to be reconsidered to try to reduce recurrence rates and prevent invasive cervical cancer developing. (1)

(1.) Tebeu PM, Major AL, Mhawech P, et al. The recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in HIV-positive women: a review of the literature [abstract]. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2006; 17(8):507-11.
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Title Annotation:ROUND UP: HIV/AIDS
Publication:Reproductive Health Matters
Article Type:Brief article
Date:May 1, 2007
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