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I wrote this piece while getting chemotherapy, because people have started using cancer patients like me as a weapon against gay people

Patient needs should never be pitted against each other and, as a cancer patient and gay man, I see the importance of both my chemotherapy and the need for PrEP as non-paralleled treatments that cannot be compared against each other.

Published
19 September 2016
From
The Independent
Managing non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and other illnesses – will represent a significant challenge for HIV care in low- and middle-income countries as

Published
13 September 2016
By
Theo Smart
A closer look at cancer among people living with HIV

Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma—have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What’s going on—and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?

Published
01 September 2016
From
BETA blog
Searching for the next ‘Berlin patient’: doctors document bone-marrow recipients with HIV

The ‘Berlin patient’, Timothy Ray Brown, has now survived seven years off antiretroviral therapy with no sign of HIV reappearing in his body, and as time passes

Published
01 August 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Incidence of liver cancer is increasing in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Incidence of liver cancer is increasing among people with HIV co-infection, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers from

Published
12 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
HPV cervical cancer test introduced in England

The NHS in England is introducing a "superior" test for cervical cancer that experts say should spot an extra 600 cancers a year.

Published
05 July 2016
From
BBC Health
Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BBC
People diagnosed with AIDS have increased risk of death due to non-AIDS-related cancers

People diagnosed with AIDS have a very high risk of dying of a non-AIDS-defining cancer, Italian investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
26 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-infected patients less likely to get cancer treatment

HIV-infected cancer patients are much less likely to receive treatment for tumors than people who don’t have the virus, a large U.S. study suggests.

Published
18 May 2016
From
Reuters
HCV associated with increased risk of cancers of the head and neck

Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with an increased risk of head and neck cancer (HNCs), investigators from the United States report in the Journal

Published
09 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
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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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