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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

Published
08 November 2017
From
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.

Published
06 November 2017
From
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.

Published
30 October 2017
From
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.

Published
26 October 2017
From
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.

Published
23 October 2017
From
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.

Published
19 October 2017
From
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.

Published
04 October 2017
From
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.

Published
02 October 2017
From
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.

Published
27 September 2017
From
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.

Published
11 September 2017
From
MIT Technology Review
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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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