If you have receptive anal sex, there's a diagnostic test that should be on your radar but probably isn't. The anal Pap test
is a screening test that looks for the early signs of anal/rectal cancer in men and women. Just like throat cancer
, anal cancer is one of the less well known possible consequences of HPV
. Individuals who are HIV
positive are at particularly high risk of disease, and should consider being screened on a regular basis. The anal Pap test is closely related to the cervical Pap smear
used for women.