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Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients

Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others.

Published
22 April 2014
From
New York Times
Low CD4 count during HIV therapy increases risk of virus-related non-AIDS cancers

A poor CD4 response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with an increased risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADC), US investigators report in AIDS. Several CD4 count

Published
09 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
High rate of new infections with HPV types associated with a high risk of anal cancer among gay men living with HIV

Incidence of anal infection with cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among gay men living with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Monitoring may be an option for people living with HIV diagnosed with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

Up to 62% of people living with HIV who have high-grade pre-cancerous cell changes may experience an improvement in their condition over two years without any

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
14 March 2014
From
NATAP
People with HIV more likely to die after diagnosis of many common cancers in US

People with HIV are more likely to die from many common cancers than the rest of the US population, according to a large US comparative study presented

Published
05 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
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.

Published
05 March 2014
From
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.

Published
27 February 2014
From
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.

Published
18 February 2014
From
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

Published
17 February 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
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