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Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C not linked to higher liver cancer risk in most studies

People with hepatitis C who take treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) do not appear to have a higher risk of developing liver cancer compared to those treated with

Published
21 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
In 2030, the Top Cancer in HIV Patients May Be a Surprise

The burden of cancer among people living with HIV in the United States is undergoing notable change, according to new research presented here at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting. In 2030, the most common cancers among people with HIV will be prostate, lung, and liver cancer, they report.

Published
05 April 2017
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Vaccine credited with HPV virus reduction in Scotland

Researchers find a 90% reduction in the number of women infected with human papilloma virus since 2008.

Published
05 April 2017
From
BBC Health
Poppers linked to increased risk of some cancers in older MSM without HIV

Daily or weekly use of poppers over a number of years is associated with a substantial increase in the risk of cancers caused by viruses

Published
04 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Co-infection with HCV increases cancer risk for people with HIV

People with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection have an increased risk of non-AIDS-defining cancers compared to people with HIV mono-infection, investigators from Spain report in the

Published
31 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Are people with HIV and HCV co-infection who are cured of hepatitis C with DAAs at increased risk for liver cancer?

People with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection who are successfully treated for hepatitis C using interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy do not appear to have

Published
27 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
HCV Infection Linked to Nonhepatic Cancers in the Elderly

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), such as bile duct cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published in Cancer.

Published
21 February 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Stopping smoking cuts the risk of some cancers quickly in people with HIV

Smoking probably contributes far more to the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with HIV than antiretroviral drug choice, viral load or any factor linked to the

Published
17 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Treatment or watchful waiting for cervical abnormalities in women with HIV?

Close monitoring of earlier-stage cervical abnormalities (CIN-2) may be preferable to treatment for many women with HIV, a US study suggests. The findings, presented at the Conference on

Published
16 February 2017
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
UNAIDS calls for all women living with HIV to have timely access to cervical cancer screening

On World Cancer Day, UNAIDS is calling for all women living with HIV to have access to information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to be offered cervical cancer screening and treatment if necessary.

Published
06 February 2017
From
UNAIDS
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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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