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HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

An increasing number of patients with HIV now live long enough to get the “incidental” cancers seen in the general population. Yet these patients are also less likely to get the 3 cancers that once defined AIDS — Kaposi sarcoma, aggressive B-cell lymphoma, and invasive cervical cancer — which were frequently seen when the disease was first observed.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Cancer Therapy Advisor
HPV vaccine lacks efficacy in adults with HIV

Results of a phase 3 trial recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was not effective in preventing new anal infections or improving high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in adults aged 27 years or older with HIV.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Healio
Researchers puzzle over whether HIV accelerates cancer progression

Although people living with HIV may be diagnosed with cancer at an earlier stage because they get more consistent care than the general population, it

Published
16 April 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfection

Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfectionHealioThe incidence of lymphoma — Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin — was up to 15 times higher among patients with HIV monoinfection and HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection compared with the general population, according to findings presented at the International Liver Congress.

Published
16 April 2018
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Healio
Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys as cancer rates soar

NHS England urged to act after new figures reveal rising head and neck tumours in men: Health officials will soon come under increasing pressure to extend vaccination against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus to young men. Doctors say new figures, to be released in a few weeks, will show that rates of head and neck cancers in men are now rising so quickly that it is imperative the policy is reversed. “To be blunt, the case for giving the vaccine to boys as well as girls is now unequivocal as far as I am concerned,” said Professor Mark Lawler, of Queen’s University Belfast. “We have a chance to eradicate both these conditions – cervical as well as neck and head cancers – and we should not be hesitating.”

Published
01 April 2018
From
The Guardian
Statin users have lower rates of many types of cancer

Both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people who use statins to manage cardiovascular disease risk also have a lower risk of cancer, according to research presented yesterday at the

Published
08 March 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
US studies underline importance of primary care physicians for people with HIV

People with HIV who have other medical conditions such as high blood pressure or high lipids appear to do better if they have a primary

Published
01 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
More People Living With HIV and Cancer Should Get Appropriate Cancer Treatment, According to New Guidelines

New NCCN guidelines for cancer in people living with HIV seek to reduce unnecessary, deadly cancer care gaps. “The disparity in cancer care is large and significant. For most cancers, people living with HIV are two-to-three times more likely to receive no cancer treatment compared to uninfected people,” said Gita Suneja, MD, Duke Cancer Institute.

Published
28 February 2018
From
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

Published
22 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Lymphoma treatment outcomes just as good for people with HIV

People with HIV treated for aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Burkitt lymphoma appear no more likely to suffer a relapse after treatment than HIV-negative

Published
21 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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