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Title: Dacron-tipped versus cytobrush sampling in anal screening in men who have sex with men and trans-women, Dominican Republic [poster]
Autores: Paulino-Ramírez, Robert
Benítez-Abreu, Arismendy
Garrido, Luis Eduardo
Tejada, J. C.
Gómez, Natalia
Researchers (UNIBE): Paulino-Ramírez, Robert 
Benítez-Abreu, Arismendy 
Garrido, Luis Eduardo 
Gómez, Natalia 
Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Decanato de Investigación e Innovación (DII) 
Decanato de Investigación e Innovación (DII) 
Decanato de Investigación e Innovación (DII) 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud
Keywords: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Issue Date: 2014
Source: 29th Annual International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshops (2014)
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Conference: 29th Annual International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshops, 2014
The anal pap smear is an important technique to be considered in men who have sex with men, and transwomen populations for the early detection of HPV-related malignancies. However, in resource-limited settings, the cost of the procedure may inhibit access of these groups to pap screening. Cytobrush swabs costs are estimated to be less than US$ 0.50, and represent the preferred method for anal sampling in low-middle income countries. However, the discomfort related to the anal swab procedure might represent a barrier for demanding the early screening of anal malignancies. The objective of this study is to compare two methodologies of anal swabs, and compare the findings based on the three Bethesda system criteria. The results indicated that the difference of 84% in the proportion of satisfactory samples (91% for Cytobrush vs. 7% for Dacron) was significant.
Proyecto: amfAR GMT Initiative, grant number: 108594-53-HAMM.
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