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HPV vaccine for boys 'will prevent thousands of cancers'

Health officials say the HPV vaccine for 12 to 13-year-old boys, starting after the summer, will prevent 29,000 cancers in UK men in the next 40 years.

Published
09 July 2019
From
BBC News
Rising Above: People living with HIV are also facing cancer as they age

As a long-term survivor living with HIV, Sean McKenna has faced numerous battles, including two episodes of skin cancer and several bouts of anal precancer. Jill Cadman, another long-timer, is living with HIV and Stage IV colon cancer. And they are not alone.

Published
02 July 2019
From
POZ
Breaking down HIV exclusions in cancer clinical trials

As an eligibility barrier cracks, a lung cancer patient gets a new lease on life.

Published
10 June 2019
From
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Checkpoint Immunotherapy Is Safe and Effective for HIV-Positive People With Cancer

Keytruda and Imfinzi were well tolerated and responses were similar to those seen in HIV-negative people.

Published
07 June 2019
From
Poz
Advanced Stage at Cancer Diagnosis, Higher Mortality in US Patients With HIV

Cancer patients with HIV in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced disease stages and experience higher cancer-related mortality than cancer patients without HIV, researchers say.

Published
21 May 2019
From
Reuters
FDA's Breakthrough Designation Granted for Kaposi Sarcoma Therapy

Celgene’s pomalidomide (Pomalyst) has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA for the treatment of patients with previously-treated HIV-positive Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and patients with HIV-negative KS, according to a press release.

Published
15 May 2019
From
Pharmacy Times
Should Gay Men Be Getting Anal Pap Smears?

It’s time to talk about Pap smears, guys. More specifically, if you’re a man who has sex with other men, or MSM, you should consider talking to your medical provider about getting an anal Pap smear.

Published
13 May 2019
From
Slate
Recent Immunosuppression, Persistently High HIV Load Predict Lymphoma Risk

Recent immunosuppression, which causes a drop in CD4 T-cell levels, and prolonged exposure to high HIV viral load are two independent predictors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among people living with HIV, a recent study shows.

Published
08 May 2019
From
Lymphoma News Today
Only six percent of people at highest risk for HIV are vaccinated against HPV, survey suggests

Just six percent of people at the highest risk for HIV infection are vaccinated against HPV, a new study suggests - putting them in greater danger of contracting either disease and of developing cancer.

Published
03 April 2019
From
Daily Mail
HIV status does not preclude receipt of curative cervical cancer therapy in Botswana

Women in Botswana with well-managed HIV had the same access to curative chemoradiotherapy for cervical cancer as women without HIV, according to results of an observational study published Cancer.

Published
27 February 2019
From
Healio
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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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