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Increased Mortality Among Lung Cancer Patients with HIV

Many studies have demonstrated that patients living with HIV are at a higher risk of a number of different types of malignancies, including lung cancer. Research has also shown that cancer patients living with HIV have a poorer prognosis than cancer patients who do not have HIV.

Published
25 April 2018
From
MD Magazine
Inflammation, HIV and marijuana

This issue of TreatmentUpdate focuses on the impact of cannabinoids on the immune system.

Published
13 March 2018
From
CATIE
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

Published
22 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
French study confirms the safety and effectiveness of varenicline for HIV-positive smokers

Researchers in France conducted a well-designed study of the smoking cessation medicine varenicline (Champix, Chantix) vs. placebo. They found that varenicline was significantly better than placebo at helping people quit, however, overall, its effects were modest. Furthermore, they judged varenicline to be generally safe.

Published
24 January 2018
From
CATIE
Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America

A fifth of all cancers in people receiving HIV care in North America between 2000 and 2015 was due to smoking, according to US research

Published
22 January 2018
By
Michael Carter
Smoking reduces survival after liver cancer diagnosis for people with viral hepatitis

People with viral hepatitis who smoked were three times more likely to die after being diagnosed with liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC), according to a

Published
18 January 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
England: Public health cuts undermine support for smokers

Cuts in public health grants have led to a ‘dramatic’ change in local services aimed at helping people quit smoking, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

Published
16 January 2018
From
LocalGov
High prevalence of emphysema in middle-aged HIV-positive smokers

HIV infection is associated with airway obstruction, French investigators report in AIDS. Middle-aged HIV-positive smokers were matched with HIV-negative smokers of the same sex and

Published
08 January 2018
By
Michael Carter
People with HIV less likely to be prescribed key drugs to reduce cardiovascular risk

Physicians in the United States are less likely to prescribe key recommended medications for the prevention of cardiovascular disease to people with HIV compared to

Published
12 December 2017
By
Michael Carter
This HIV Survivor Quit Smoking to Vape. Don’t Judge.

My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV. I suppose that’s progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?

Published
25 October 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
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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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