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  • Cancer and HIV

    Rates of some, but not all, cancers are higher in people living with HIV than other people.For many cancers, treatment works just as well for...

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  • Anal cancer and HIV

    Rates of anal cancer are higher in people with HIV than other people.Most people who have abnormal cell changes in their anus do not go...

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  • Kaposi’s sarcoma and HIV

    Kaposi’s sarcoma remains one of the most common cancers in people living with HIV.HIV treatment protects against Kaposi’s sarcoma and slows down disease progression.People with...

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  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts

    HPV can be passed on during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex. Vaccines against HPV are available.  Some strains of HPV can cause genital warts....

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  • Cervical and anal screening

    Infection with certain types of a common virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cell changes in the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. People...

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  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer affecting the immune system. People with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, are at increased risk of developing NHL. Most people with...

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  • Lung cancer

    The main cause of lung cancer is smoking.It is more common in people living with HIV than in the general population.Lung cancer is diagnosed with a chest x-ray;...

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  • Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV).Cervical screening tests for changes in cells that can lead to cervical cancer.Treatment for cell...

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  • For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

    Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

    08 November 2017 | Fred Hutch
  • ART reduces HPV, cervical cancer in women with HIV

    Women with HIV on ART had a lower prevalence of high-risk HPV infection, high-grade cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer than women who were not receiving ART, according to results of a recent meta-analysis.

    06 November 2017 | Healio
  • European HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men

    Gay and bisexual men with HIV should get vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) up until age 40, according to updated guidelines from the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), released this week at the 16th European AIDS Conference. And others with HIV should be vaccinated until age 26, the guidelines state.

    30 October 2017 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • HIV virus fighter linked to cancer mutations

    University of Saskatchewan researchers have found the onset of breast, lung and other cancers may be connected to malfunctions of the immune system as it combats specific viruses such as HIV.

    26 October 2017 | University of Saskatchewan
  • Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

    A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

    23 October 2017 | AASLD
  • FDA approves a game-changing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a promising new treatment for a particularly deadly form of cancer, bringing hope to desperate patients while rekindling a global conversation about the escalating cost of new therapies.

    19 October 2017 | STAT
  • Gay Men May Be Able to Self-Check for Anal Cancer

    A recent study found that self- and partner exams were a fairly reliable way of identifying anal abnormalities that may be signs of cancer.

    04 October 2017 | Poz
  • Progress in fighting HIV 'could save lung cancer victims too'

    Cancer Research UK has awarded two London experts, Professor Charles Swanton and Dr Jonathan Hare, £250,000 to study whether similarities in the way the Aids virus and lung cancer evade the immune system could lead to the first improvement in survival rates in the latter in two decades.

    02 October 2017 | Evening Standard
  • How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

    Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population.

    27 September 2017 | The Conversation US
  • Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States

    The problem the vaccine has faced is its link to a taboo in American culture: sexual activity among teenagers. Health-care providers are the biggest hurdle to getting more children vaccinated.

    11 September 2017 | MIT Technology Review
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