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Immunotherapy is safe and feasible in cancer patients treated for HIV, study suggests

Immunotherapy has been a major breakthrough in oncology -- but little is known about its safety for HIV-positive cancer patients. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich has now provided data to suggest that treatment with PD-1/PD-L-1 immune checkpoint inhibitors, which target the very system affected by the HIV virus, is feasible in this patient population for whom cancer is currently one of the principal cause of mortality.

Published
22 October 2018
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Anal HPV-16 infection significantly more common in men who have sex with men, especially those living with HIV

Anal infection with HPV-16, the type of human papillomavirus most strongly associated with anal cancer, is most common in HIV-positive gay men, similar between HIV-negative gay

Published
15 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV and cervical cancer – a perfect storm for women in Africa

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected, and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects serve to amplify each other.

Published
12 October 2018
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Avert
US: HPV Vaccine Approved for Women and Men up to Age 45

On October 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its approval of the Gardasil 9 vaccine, which protects against nine difference strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), to cover women and men ages 27 to 45.

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12 October 2018
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Cancer Health
Immunotherapy shows promise as a treatment for HIV-related Kaposi sarcoma

Immunotherapy may be an effective treatment for HIV-related Kaposi sarcoma (KS), according to the results of a small US study published in Cancer Immunology Research. Two-thirds of people

Published
20 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV/AIDS research yields dividends across medical fields

Nearly four decades of study has propelled advances in heart disease, hepatitis, cancer and other diseases.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Largest oral HPV study in England shows infection rates lower than expected

Infection rates of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous US studies.

Published
20 August 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Inovio Partners with AIDS Malignancy Consortium to Advance Inovio’s HPV Therapy for High-Grade Anal Dysplasia in HIV-positive Patients

AMC will fund a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of VGX-3100 in adult men and women with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related high-grade anal dysplasia or squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASIL) and HIV. Recruitment is already ongoing for patients who are HIV-positive with histologically confirmed anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) associated with HPV-16 and/or HPV-18.

Published
07 August 2018
From
Inovio press release
Young adults with life-long HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Adolescents and young adults who acquired HIV before or at birth had a 13-fold higher likelihood of developing cancer and a 9-fold higher risk of

Published
01 August 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Kaposi's sarcoma remains a concern for people with HIV

A small proportion of people living with HIV continue to develop Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a cancer linked to immune suppression, according to studies presented at the 22nd International AIDS

Published
26 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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