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Gay Men May Be Able to Self-Check for Anal Cancer

A recent study found that self- and partner exams were a fairly reliable way of identifying anal abnormalities that may be signs of cancer.

04 October 2017
Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of dying for people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of death from any cause for people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection,

03 October 2017
Michael Carter
Progress in fighting HIV 'could save lung cancer victims too'

Cancer Research UK has awarded two London experts, Professor Charles Swanton and Dr Jonathan Hare, £250,000 to study whether similarities in the way the Aids virus and lung cancer evade the immune system could lead to the first improvement in survival rates in the latter in two decades.

02 October 2017
Evening Standard
US FDA approves nivolumab immunotherapy for liver cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week granted accelerated approval for nivolumab (Opdivo), an immunotherapy drug that restores T-cell anti-tumour activity, for people

28 September 2017
Liz Highleyman
How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population.

27 September 2017
The Conversation US
Smokers with HIV doing well on treatment now at greater risk of lung cancer than AIDS

People living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment with fully suppressed viral load who smoke are much more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV-related

19 September 2017
Keith Alcorn
Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States

The problem the vaccine has faced is its link to a taboo in American culture: sexual activity among teenagers. Health-care providers are the biggest hurdle to getting more children vaccinated.

11 September 2017
MIT Technology Review
HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards

The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday.

06 September 2017
Washington Post
People with HIV Face Risk of Cancer Death

The good news about HIV is that over the past several decades, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has made it possible for infected individuals to avoid developing full-blown AIDS and enjoy a much longer lifespan. The bad news is that they may be at higher risk of dying of cancer compared with uninfected individuals.

04 September 2017
Contagion Live
Risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma has declined

Overall risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma decreased over time; however, the type of secondary tunors among patients with Kaposi sarcoma have changed over time. “If physicians are aware of the type of tumors that may potentially follow Kaposi sarcoma and other tumors, screening could be implemented to afford the patients a better chance of survival,” Fahad Mukhtar, MD, MPH, of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of South Florida, told HemOnc Today.

29 August 2017
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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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