A reality check (and resources!) on all things anal cancer

Emily Land
July 19, 2018
A reality check (and resources!) on all things anal cancer July 19, 2018, by Emily Land If it’s a bump, or some bleeding, it might be a hemorrhoid or a fissure from a particularly rough night. But pain and bleeding can also be a symptom of anal cancer—a much less common condition (but one that people may worry about more). Before you jump to the conclusion that a bump on your butt is anal cancer, get a reality check from Joel Palefsky, MD, and J. Michael Berry-Lawhorn, MD, who are both anal dysplasia specialists. They have info about who’s at higher risk for anal cancer, what it’s caused by,

HPV-HIV Provider Toolkit

Washington State Department of Public Health
June 7, 2017
The Washington State Department of Health has created a toolkit for Infectious Disease Providers on the importance of HPV vaccination for individuals who are living with HIV. HPV vaccination is important for everyone! The HPV-HIV Provider Toolkit is available on the Washington State DPH website at: Materials for Your Practice and Your Patients HPV-HIV Provider Toolkit Details: People who are immunocompromised or HIV-positive are at greater risk for HPV infection.

Louis Zimmerman, In Memoriam

Fred Mazyck, ANCHOR CAB Co-Chair
February 7, 2017
Dear ANCHOR CAB Members, It is with a heavy heart we must inform you our fellow CAB member and Co-chair Louis Zimmerman has passed away. He died peacefully at home after a short illness. Louis has been an integral part of HIV research as both a community members and study volunteer. His thoughtfulness and passion will be missed by all of his friends and colleagues. On a personal note, I've had the pleasure of working with Louis as Co-Chair. I remember him most for his cheerful disposition and his sense of calm and joy. He is survived by his partner Pete Trujillo. There will be a memorial

Awareness, surveillance key to early detection, better prognosis in fight against anal cancer

David Aboulafia, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
August 9, 2016
Anal cancer is a subject most people would rather not discuss, because of its anatomical location, along with an unfortunate stigma attached to the malignancy. Although tragic, actress Farrah Fawcett’s openness about her diagnosis in 2006 helped create much-needed public awareness about the malady during her 11-year battle with the disease which she lost in 2015 at the age of 62. Closer to home, a 51-year-old White Center resident named Ed was impressed with Fawcett’s openness and advocacy. He now feels very fortunate that he listened to his physician and decided to have an anal Pap smear