HIV drugs may stop cervical disease

By Nathan Seppa, 15:51 PM April 15, 2008

A drug combination commonly given to people with HIV, the AIDS virus, can knock out precancerous growths on a woman's cervix, a new study indicates.

Previous research had suggested that HIV-positive women are particularly susceptible to such growths, called squamous intraepithelial lesions. The condition is detectable by a Pap test and typically appears in women between the ages of 25 and 35. Untreated, the lesions progress to cervical cancer in a small percentage of women. Lesion-laden tissu...

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