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Anal cytological abnormalities and epidemiological correlates among men who have sex with men at risk for HIV-1 infection

  • Maria Gabriella Donà1Email author,
  • Maria Benevolo2,
  • Amina Vocaturo2,
  • Guido Palamara1,
  • Alessandra Latini1,
  • Amalia Giglio3,
  • Domenico Moretto3,
  • Francesca Rollo2,
  • Giampaolo Impara1,
  • Fabrizio Ensoli3,
  • Fulvia Pimpinelli3,
  • Aldo Di Carlo4 and
  • Massimo Giuliani1
BMC Cancer201212:476

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-476

Received: 10 July 2012

Accepted: 12 October 2012

Published: 16 October 2012

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10 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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22 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alcina Nicol
1 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Elizabeth Stier
19 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Maria Gabriella Dona'
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19 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
12 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
16 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-476

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Authors’ Affiliations

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Unit, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute
Pathology Department, Regina Elena Cancer Institute
Microbiology and Clinical Pathology Department, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute
Scientific Direction, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute