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US study shows importance of access to chemotherapy for HIV-positive patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

HIV is associated with poorer outcomes in patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, according to US research published in AIDS. Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base revealed a

Published
28 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Heavy smokers who quit more than 15 years ago still at high risk for lung cancer and should be screened

Expanding lung cancer screening to include people who quit smoking more than 15 years ago could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Published
27 January 2016
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Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Cardiovascular disease risk is higher for people with hepatitis C

People with hepatitis C are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease suffering a stroke or developing cardiovascular problems than people with similar risk

Published
22 January 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
D:A:D study: long-term treatment with tenofovir associated with increased risk of serious liver disease

Long-term therapy with the antiretroviral drug tenofovir increases the risk of end-stage liver disease and liver cancer, according to data from the D:A:D study published

Published
21 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Electrocautery ablation only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men

Electrocautery ablation is only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men and has a high regression rate, investigators

Published
20 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
High rates of cervical disease and low rates of screening among women with HIV in Denmark

Women with HIV have a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia – pre-cancerous cell changes – compared to women of a similar age in the general

Published
19 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
High rates of modifiable cancer risk factors present in Western HIV-positive patients

The prevalence of potentially modifiable risk factors for some cancers is “extraordinarily high” among people with HIV, according to results of a meta-analysis published in

Published
18 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
High prevalence of anal infection with high-risk HPV types among HIV-positive women in France

A large proportion of women living with HIV in a national study have an anal infection with types of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a

Published
15 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Viread (Tenofovir, TDF) Linked With Liver Disease and Cancer

Long-term use of Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF) is associated with an increased risk of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) as well as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) among people with HIV.

Published
14 January 2016
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Middle-aged people living with HIV have an increased risk of frailty

Middle-aged people living with HIV have an increased risk of frailty compared with their peers without the virus, Dutch investigators report in AIDS. The association

Published
13 January 2016
By
Michael Carter

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