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  • Non-HIV-related illnesses – cancers

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    From: Living with HIV

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  • Cervical and anal screening

    Infection with certain types of a common virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cell changes in the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. All HIV-positive...

    From: Booklets

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  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is an AIDS-defining cancer. A lymphoma is the name given to a tumour (or growth) of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is an AIDS-defining cancer and was one of the first recognised HIV-related illnesses in the early 1980s. Unlike most cancers, which start...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Lung cancer

    Evidence from the UK and other countries shows that lung cancer is more common in HIV-positive people than the general HIV-negative population. Before effective HIV treatment...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Cervical cancer

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the underlying cause of cervical cancer. Infection with HPV is very common in the general population and is slightly more common...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Anal cancer

    Since potent and effective HIV treatment became available, the number of cases of the AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has fallen,...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Cancer

    Cancers are a range of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell division. A number of cancers occur more frequently among people with HIV than in the general...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Hodgkin's disease

    Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma - a tumour of lymph nodes - named after Thomas Hodgkin, a pathologist who first described it in...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first described in 1872 by the Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi. Before the AIDS epidemic it was a rare condition. There are four...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Lung cancer

    Lung cancer is not an AIDS-defining illness. However, people with HIV have a greater chance of developing lung cancer than non-infected people, and as...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a type of lymphoma - a tumour that involves the uncontrolled multiplication of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes....

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • Heavy Popper Use in Gay MACS Cohort Linked to New Heart Disease, Cancer

    Heavy long-term use of inhaled nitrites (poppers) was linked to new cardiovascular disease and cancer in HIV-positive and negative gay/bisexual men in the US Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). More than half of men in this prospective cohort used poppers.

    14 March 2014 | NATAP
  • Low level HIV viremia a modifiable risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains high in HIV-infected patients despite treatment with antiretroviral therapy, and ongoing low-level HIV replication may be a contributing factor, new research hints.

    05 March 2014 | Medscape
  • The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

    Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

    27 February 2014 | Health-e
  • British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated malignancies 2014

    The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of adults with HIV infection and malignancy. The scope includes the management of diagnosed malignancies in people living with HIV but does not address screening for malignancies in this population.

    18 February 2014 | British HIV Association
  • How HIV drug could treat cervical cancer

    Scientist Ian Hampson hopes his findings regarding HIV drug lopinavir will pave the way for a radical new therapy for women at high risk of cervical cancer

    17 February 2014 | Daily Telegraph
  • HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

    Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

    05 February 2014 | Sky News
  • Cancer is a growing concern among people with HIV

    People with HIV continue to experience higher rates of both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS cancers in the era of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a report in the February 20, 2014, issue of AIDS.

    05 February 2014 | HIVandHepatitis.com
  • HPV vaccine 'does not lead to risky sexual behavior in teens'

    Some parents might worry that the human papillomavirus vaccine could lead to more sex or more unsafe sex in teenagers and young people. However, a new study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio and published in the Pediatrics journal finds that these concerns are unwarranted.

    04 February 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Viral microRNAs responsible for causing Kaposi's sarcoma, an AIDS-related cancer

    For the first time, scientists and engineers have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, the most common cancer among HIV-infected people. The discovery lays the foundation for developing drugs that prevent Kaposi's sarcoma and other related cancers.

    16 January 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • HIV Treatment Activist Nelson Vergel Faces Down Cancer

    “I realized how behind oncology is from HIV,” Nelson Vergel says, “because there are fewer online resources for patients. It felt like early HIV. They don’t discuss side effects until they happen to you. I kept finding out things randomly. It made me realize how good we have it in HIV. In oncology all they care about is killing the cancer. But part of the goal should be protecting the patient from side effects.”

    09 January 2014 | My Fabulous Disease
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