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Higher HIV viral load and lower CD4 count linked to liver cancer risk

People living with HIV who have a longer duration of detectable viral load and those with low CD4 cell counts have a higher likelihood of developing liver

Published
13 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
People with HIV may benefit from earlier lung cancer screening

People living with HIV, especially women, may develop lung cancer at an earlier age and with a less extensive smoking history than people in the general population,

Published
12 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality

HIV-positive women with breast cancer appear to have decreased survival compared with HIV-negative women, according to a cohort study from Botswana presented yesterday at the Conference on

Published
06 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
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
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Healio
Using anti-cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, they show, in the cells of people living with HIV, how these therapies reveal the virus - until now hidden in the hollows of infected cells - to the immune system.

Published
20 February 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
A Cure for HPV? Not So Fast…

Can photodynamic therapy eliminate the virus than causes cervical, anal and oral cancer?

Published
11 February 2019
From
Poz
Smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure are more important causes of disease than HIV in people living with HIV

Preventing smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and curing hepatitis C would greatly reduce the burden of heart attacks, non-AIDS cancers and end-stage liver disease and kidney

Published
11 February 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Study finds HIV+ cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy

The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appears to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV.

Published
08 February 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV infection an independent risk factor for poorer survival from liver cancer

Infection with HIV is associated with significantly worse survival for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common type of primary liver cancer), according to findings from a

Published
01 February 2019
By
Michael Carter
HIV-positive women less likely to be treated successfully for cervical pre-cancer

Women living with HIV are more likely than HIV-negative women to have residual or recurring abnormal cells after treatment for pre-cancerous cervical lesions, according to research recently published

Published
28 January 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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