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With advances in HIV care, survivors face other disease risks

As effective treatments for HIV become more widely available in low-income and middle-income countries, there's an urgent need to assess and manage health risks in the growing number of people living with HIV. An update on non-communicable diseases among HIV-positive populations in low-income and middle-income countries appears as a supplement to in JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Published
14 August 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Young people with HIV respond well to human papillomavirus vaccine

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine worked as well for teens and young adults with HIV as it did for their HIV-negative counterparts, according to study findings presented

Published
29 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Anal lesions often resolve without treatment in HIV-positive gay men

High-grade anal dysplasia is common among gay men living with HIV, but it often resolves spontaneously and routine treatment may not be beneficial, according to results from

Published
23 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Advice on Best ART Regimen for Patients Taking Cancer Therapy

Because no clinical trials address the question and published data are insufficient to support guidelines, the optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy remains unknown. But experts from Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offer suggestions to help clinicians individualize therapy for each patient.

Published
25 June 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Gardasil cleared for anal cancer prevention in EU

The European Commission has approved a new indication for Sanofi Pasteur MSD's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, giving the nod for it to be used in the prevention of anal cancer.

Published
19 June 2014
From
PMLive
Men living with HIV have a lower risk of prostate cancer

Incidence of prostate cancer is significantly lower among men living with HIV, investigators from California report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory.

Published
20 May 2014
From
The Independent
People living with HIV at higher risk of cancers caused by smoking or viruses, but not all cancers

The risk of cancer is increased twofold for people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
16 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Big Pharma, my cancer patient and me

Compassionate access schemes for these incredibly expensive drugs might facilitate access for selected patients but they are not truly compassionate in the way that the average person understands. If government subsidy looks unlikely, access schemes are retired, sometimes abruptly.

Published
02 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Gardasil®: CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for New Indication, for the Prevention of Anal Cancers and Anal Precancerous Lesions, in the European Union

The efficacy of Gardasil® against anal disease - anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and anal cancer - was evaluated in a population of 598 men who have sex with men between 16 and 26 years of age naïve to HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The efficacy of Gardasil® in reducing the incidence of anal precancerous lesions grades 2/3 (AIN 2/3) related to vaccine HPV types 6, 11, 16 & 18 was 74.9%. Median duration of follow-up was 2.15 years.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Sanofi Pasteur press release
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