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Smokers with HIV doing well on treatment now at greater risk of lung cancer than AIDS

People living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment with fully suppressed viral load who smoke are much more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV-related

Published
19 September 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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
HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards

The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Washington Post
People with HIV Face Risk of Cancer Death

The good news about HIV is that over the past several decades, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has made it possible for infected individuals to avoid developing full-blown AIDS and enjoy a much longer lifespan. The bad news is that they may be at higher risk of dying of cancer compared with uninfected individuals.

Published
04 September 2017
From
Contagion Live
Risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma has declined

Overall risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma decreased over time; however, the type of secondary tunors among patients with Kaposi sarcoma have changed over time. “If physicians are aware of the type of tumors that may potentially follow Kaposi sarcoma and other tumors, screening could be implemented to afford the patients a better chance of survival,” Fahad Mukhtar, MD, MPH, of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of South Florida, told HemOnc Today.

Published
29 August 2017
From
Healio
Looking for 'a multitude of ways to cure HIV'

HIV researchers draw hope from cancer immunotherapies — and inspiration from Timothy Ray Brown

Published
22 August 2017
From
Fred Hutch News Service
Incidence of anal cancer has already peaked among HIV-positive gay men; reductions can be achieved with expanded ART coverage and screening

The incidence of anal cancer among HIV-positive gay men peaked in 2009 and will decline substantially by 2030, even with current levels of antiretroviral therapy

Published
11 August 2017
By
Michael Carter
Why curing HIV may be like curing cancer – and may be as difficult

For the last few years, a specialist symposium on HIV cure research has preceded the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conferences and this one was no exception,

Published
03 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Can we achieve a complete HIV cure in more patients?

What all the different approaches discussed in the previous two reports have in common is that they aim to put HIV infection into persistent remission. But

Published
03 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Huffington Post
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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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