Why Send My Patients to Anchor?

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Even if your patient hasn't had receptive anal sex, they may still be at risk for HPV-associated anal cancer and could benefit from screening.

  • People living with HIV, especially smokers and men who have sex with men, have up to 80x higher risk of anal cancer than the general population.

  • Women living with HIV are also at higher risk of anal cancer than the general population. 
  • ANCHOR provides anal cytology, high-resolution anoscopy (HRA), and HRA-guided anal biopsies for your patients living with HIV.

    Please note: Our interactions with your patients are restricted specifically to their participation in ANCHOR and its associated procedures. All conditions not pertaining to anal health are referred back to the primary HIV care provider.