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Breaking down HIV exclusions in cancer clinical trials

As an eligibility barrier cracks, a lung cancer patient gets a new lease on life.

10 June 2019
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Checkpoint Immunotherapy Is Safe and Effective for HIV-Positive People With Cancer

Keytruda and Imfinzi were well tolerated and responses were similar to those seen in HIV-negative people.

07 June 2019
Advanced Stage at Cancer Diagnosis, Higher Mortality in US Patients With HIV

Cancer patients with HIV in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced disease stages and experience higher cancer-related mortality than cancer patients without HIV, researchers say.

21 May 2019
FDA's Breakthrough Designation Granted for Kaposi Sarcoma Therapy

Celgene’s pomalidomide (Pomalyst) has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA for the treatment of patients with previously-treated HIV-positive Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and patients with HIV-negative KS, according to a press release.

15 May 2019
Pharmacy Times
Should Gay Men Be Getting Anal Pap Smears?

It’s time to talk about Pap smears, guys. More specifically, if you’re a man who has sex with other men, or MSM, you should consider talking to your medical provider about getting an anal Pap smear.

13 May 2019
Recent Immunosuppression, Persistently High HIV Load Predict Lymphoma Risk

Recent immunosuppression, which causes a drop in CD4 T-cell levels, and prolonged exposure to high HIV viral load are two independent predictors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among people living with HIV, a recent study shows.

08 May 2019
Lymphoma News Today
Anal cancer treatment less effective and more likely to cause side-effects in people with HIV

Localised chemo-radiation therapy for anal cancer has poorer outcomes and is more likely to cause side-effects in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-analysis published

30 April 2019
Michael Carter
HPV vaccination for gay men effectively delivered in sexual health and HIV clinics

A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme targeted at men who have sex with men (MSM) can be effectively delivered using specialist sexual health and HIV clinics, according to

10 April 2019
Michael Carter
Only six percent of people at highest risk for HIV are vaccinated against HPV, survey suggests

Just six percent of people at the highest risk for HIV infection are vaccinated against HPV, a new study suggests - putting them in greater danger of contracting either disease and of developing cancer.

03 April 2019
Daily Mail
Higher HIV viral load and lower CD4 count linked to liver cancer risk

People living with HIV who have a longer duration of detectable viral load and those with low CD4 cell counts have a higher likelihood of developing liver

13 March 2019
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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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