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This Week in HIV Research: Let's Get Real About Treatment Efficacy

Real-world treatment efficacy high, but falls short of trials; parental communication and PrEP awareness among adolescent MSM; immunotherapy feasible in people with HIV and cancer; AIDS-defining illness increases mortality risk in lung cancer patients.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Poppers and Cancer Risk in HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Gay Men

A new report suggests that heavy use of poppers might be associated with increased risk of individual virus-associated cancers. This link was observed in HIV-negative men but not in men who were HIV positive.

By Gareth Hardy for HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men

A study investigated whether the baseline epidemiology of HPV infection in young HIV-positive MSM may help guide primary and secondary prevention strategies.

By Gareth Hardy for HIV i-Base

Few Young Gay/Bisexual Men in U.S. Getting Important Vaccine Against HPV

Despite U.S. guidelines recommending HPV vaccination for all adolescents and young adults, only 7% of young gay or bisexual men in a U.S. national sample had received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine.

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM

Heterosexual HIV-infected men and women have a high prevalence of markers associated with anal cancer, such as infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) and cytological abnormalities, according to study results presented at IDWeek 2013. ...

By Fred Furtado

Use of Amphetamines Linked to Cancer

HIV infection, because it weakens the immune system, is linked to an increased risk for the development of certain cancers, including the following:

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) lymphoma cervical cancer

This cancer risk arises in part because the vari...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cervical and Anal Dysplasia in Women, Not Gone and Not Forgotten

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a significant cause of cervical dysplasia, anal dysplasia and cancer globally. The largest burden is seen in resource-limited settings, mostly due to the limited availability of screening and treatment opt...

By Lisa Hirschhorn, M.D., M.P.H.

Study: HPV-16 Prevalence Twice as High in U.S. Women Than Men

At least 30 genital human papillomavirus types infect the genital area, and persistent infection with high-risk HPV types is the strongest risk factor for cervical cancer. High-risk HPV types, including 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35, are found in up to 93 pe...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Human Papillomavirus Infections in Incarcerated Women

The factors associated with the development of lower genital tract neoplasia (cancers) are directly related to lifestyle, poverty, sexual risk taking behaviors, and access to health care. Historically it has been observed that women who have multiple...

By Annekathryn Goodman, M.D., Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Brown Medical School