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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes:
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000130
Brief Report: Clinical Science

Factors Associated With Recurrence of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2+ After Treatment Among HIV-Infected Women in Western Kenya

Huchko, Megan J. MD, MPH*; Leslie, Hannah MPH; Maloba, May RN; Bukusi, Elizabeth A. MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD‡,§; Cohen, Craig R. MD, MPH*

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Abstract: HIV-infected women are at increased risk for recurrence of cervical dysplasia after treatment. Short-term recurrence rates may reflect treatment efficacy and therefore impact screening protocols and follow-up planning. We conducted a prospective study of 297 HIV-infected women undergoing loop electrosurgical excision procedure for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2+ (CIN2+) in an HIV clinic in Kisumu, Kenya. By 6 months after the procedure, 20 (7.1%) of women had recurrent CIN2+. Recurrence was significantly associated with CD4+ nadir but not with highly active antiretroviral therapy use. Longer-term follow-up of this cohort will illustrate the potential impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy and immune status on CIN2/3 disease recurrence.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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