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Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

18 January 2019
Exercise Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Those who exercise build up less liver fat, which is tied to inflammation that may give rise to cancer.

15 January 2019
Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably

14 January 2019
Keith Alcorn
Cancer Concerns

People with HIV are increasingly being diagnosed with a non-AIDS-defining cancer for a second time, a phenomenon driven in part by longer life spans.

08 January 2019
HPV Biomarkers Predict Risk for Anal Precancer in MSM and Who Have HIV

Among men who have HIV who also have sex with men (MSM), human papillomavirus (HPV)-related biomarkers provide long-term risk stratification for anal precancers, according to results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

28 December 2018
Infectious Disease Advisor
Study Determines Why Patients With HIV Have Higher Rates of Cancer

After investigating why patients with HIV have higher rates of cancer than the general population, researchers identified how T-cells move and multiply to invade other cells in these patients.

17 December 2018
American Journal of Managed Care
Exploring why people with HIV have a higher risk of lung cancer

On Dec. 1, the 30th annual World AIDS Day, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle announced the start of a new study with a goal to understand why those who are HIV-positive are at higher risk of lung cancer and develop lung cancer at a younger age.

05 December 2018
Fred Hutch News Service
Popular prostate cancer videos on YouTube 'inaccurate and biased'

Researchers viewed the 150 first-listed videos on YouTube for prostate cancer screening and treatment, checking them against standard patient information quality criteria. They found that 77% had errors or bias either in the videos or the comments beneath them. Worryingly, the most popular videos were the ones that scored worst on the quality checks.

30 November 2018
NHS Behind the Headlines
People with HIV can safely use immunotherapy for cancer

Treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor appears to be well tolerated and may work as well for HIV-positive people who have cancer as it does for those

24 October 2018
Liz Highleyman
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.

22 October 2018
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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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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