Positive Life NSW

The Anal Cancer Advocacy Group was established in 2013 to:

  • Raise awareness of HPV-related anal cancer in high risk populations (all people living with HIV, HIV-negative gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men [GBMSM], trans and gender diverse identifying people) and the need for regular screening and early detection of anal cancer
  • Raise awareness of HPV-related anal cancer in clinicians treating high risk populations and the need for regular screening and early detection of anal cancer
  • Advocate for referral services at hospitals (a few major hospitals in centres of populations at high risk) where High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA) can be performed as a diagnostic service
  • Advocate for expanded access to HPV vaccination in high risk population groups.

The group meets quarterly and is made up of clinicians, researchers, and representatives from a range of HIV sector organisations and the Cancer Council of NSW, and chaired by Positive Life NSW.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
housing support for people living with HIV
Ageing Support
Treatments and Managing your HIV
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TALKABOUT