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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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  • We Cannot Delay Any Further - Boys Should Be Given The HPV Vaccine Now

    We have the medical evidence to prove that the HPV vaccine works and is also cost-effective.The HPV vaccine should be made available to boys through a school-based immunisation programme.

    20 June 2018 | Huffington Post
  • HPV jabs will be offered to thousands of teen boys on the NHS as well as girls to protect against deadly cancer virus

    Boys will now be offered the HPV vaccine for the first time in Britain. Previously only girls were given the jab with boys left at risk of cancer.

    18 June 2018 | Daily Mail
  • Ten years on since the start of the HPV vaccine programme – what impact is it having?

    Ten years ago the UK introduced the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination into the national routine programme, which is offered to adolescent girls in secondary school.This means that this generation will be well protected from developing cervical cancer in the future, which is caused by HPVs 99% of the time.

    18 June 2018 | Public Health England
  • Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

    A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that cancer treatment rates for HIV-infected seniors were lowest among the younger subset of patients, who would likely benefit most from treatment in terms of life expectancy.

    11 June 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Increased Risk for Skin Cancer Among HIV-Infected Individuals

    Patients with HIV infection have an increased risk for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to the results of a prospective, matched, nationwide, population-based Danish HIV cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

    30 April 2018 | Dermatology Advisor
  • 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.

    25 April 2018 | MD Magazine
  • HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

    An increasing number of patients with HIV now live long enough to get the “incidental” cancers seen in the general population. Yet these patients are also less likely to get the 3 cancers that once defined AIDS — Kaposi sarcoma, aggressive B-cell lymphoma, and invasive cervical cancer — which were frequently seen when the disease was first observed.

    23 April 2018 | Cancer Therapy Advisor
  • HPV vaccine lacks efficacy in adults with HIV

    Results of a phase 3 trial recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was not effective in preventing new anal infections or improving high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in adults aged 27 years or older with HIV.

    23 April 2018 | Healio
  • Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfection

    Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfectionHealioThe incidence of lymphoma — Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin — was up to 15 times higher among patients with HIV monoinfection and HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection compared with the general population, according to findings presented at the International Liver Congress.

    16 April 2018 | Healio
  • Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys as cancer rates soar

    NHS England urged to act after new figures reveal rising head and neck tumours in men: Health officials will soon come under increasing pressure to extend vaccination against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus to young men. Doctors say new figures, to be released in a few weeks, will show that rates of head and neck cancers in men are now rising so quickly that it is imperative the policy is reversed. “To be blunt, the case for giving the vaccine to boys as well as girls is now unequivocal as far as I am concerned,” said Professor Mark Lawler, of Queen’s University Belfast. “We have a chance to eradicate both these conditions – cervical as well as neck and head cancers – and we should not be hesitating.”

    01 April 2018 | The Guardian
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