A 28-year-old member asked:

Doctors in this app told me should be do pap smear for anal warts hpv , im just live in a homophobic country and these tests not exist , and i don't know what can i do ? just waiting a cancer and death ??

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
If you have had receptive anal sex, you are at increased risk of anal HPV and anal cancer. "What else" you can do is get vaccinated against HPV, which will greatly reduce that risk. Even without vaccine, the large majority of exposed persons do not get anal cancer; try not to worry. We all hope attitudes about same-sex relationships and medical care for the consequences some day will improve.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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You're not missing out on proved prevention by not having access to anal Pap smears. Anal paps are in research, not (yet?) shown to be effective in preventing cancer and not widely recommended.
Feb 20, 2022

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