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How can regular checkups help me avoid AIDS-related cancers?

If you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), regular medical checkups can help you detect AIDS-related cancers in their early stages or, in the case of cervical and anal cancers, even before they start. For women, regular Pap tests can catch abnormal cell growths before they turn into cervical cancer. Anal Pap tests can likewise detect precancerous growths before they become anal cancer; men who have had sex with men may benefit the most from anal Pap tests.

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