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HCV Infection Linked to Nonhepatic Cancers in the Elderly

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), such as bile duct cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published in Cancer.

21 February 2017
Infectious Disease Advisor
UNAIDS calls for all women living with HIV to have timely access to cervical cancer screening

On World Cancer Day, UNAIDS is calling for all women living with HIV to have access to information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to be offered cervical cancer screening and treatment if necessary.

06 February 2017
AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

18 January 2017
HIV i-Base
Converging Roads Between HIV and Cancer Research

In 2017, a key focus in the field of HIV will be investigating new ways to tackle persistence via interactions and synergies with other fields such as cancer research and immune-based therapies. This will take centre stage when the scientific community convenes in July 2017 at the IAS HIV Cure & Cancer Forum and the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017).

16 January 2017
International AIDS Society
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
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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

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