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HIV, HPV and cervical cancer—leveraging synergies to save women’s lives

Leveraging the experience and innovative activism of more than three decades of the AIDS response, Mr Sidibé called for greater mobilization and the breaking down of silos between programmes and services to deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls.

02 November 2016
We could prevent millions of cancer deaths with knowledge we already have

Cutting-edge breakthroughs are still vital in medicine, but we have many ways to prevent and cure cancer that aren’t globally accessible – but should be.

18 October 2016
The Guardian
I wrote this piece while getting chemotherapy, because people have started using cancer patients like me as a weapon against gay people

Patient needs should never be pitted against each other and, as a cancer patient and gay man, I see the importance of both my chemotherapy and the need for PrEP as non-paralleled treatments that cannot be compared against each other.

19 September 2016
The Independent
A closer look at cancer among people living with HIV

Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma—have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What’s going on—and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?

01 September 2016
BETA blog
HPV cervical cancer test introduced in England

The NHS in England is introducing a "superior" test for cervical cancer that experts say should spot an extra 600 cancers a year.

05 July 2016
BBC Health
Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

27 May 2016
HIV-infected patients less likely to get cancer treatment

HIV-infected cancer patients are much less likely to receive treatment for tumors than people who don’t have the virus, a large U.S. study suggests.

18 May 2016
Hepatitis C linked to increased risk of head, neck cancers, study suggests

People with hepatitis C may have at least twice the risk of developing certain head and neck cancers as individuals who don’t carry the virus, a U.S. study suggests.

26 April 2016
The Globe and Mail
Scottish HPV vaccination programme extends to men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Scotland will be eligible to receive the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine. The Scottish Government is following the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which recommends a targeted vaccination programme for MSM aged up to 45 who attend GUM and HIV clinics.

29 March 2016
Scottish Government
HIV drug could stop skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment.

15 March 2016
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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