That's right: Half of HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have HPV-damaged cells that could develop into anal cancer. Anal cancer rates are rising because more HIV+ people are living longer thanks to the new HIV therapies. We estimate that 10% of HIV+ MSM will develop anal cancer in their life time.
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ANCHOR study team has advised local site staff to contact ANCHOR participants who are scheduled to be seen in the next 4 weeks about whether they should come in for their appointment. If you do not hear from your site’s study staff, please reach out to them. If you are waiting to be screened for the ANCHOR study, please be patient- we WILL see you as soon as we possibly can, once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please contact your local ANCHOR site if you have any questions or concerns.