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This Week in HIV Research: I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for HPV-Related Cancers

May 23, 2019: How CD4 variables over time affect anal cancer risk; when to consider anal pap smears for women; switching from E/C/F/TAF to ABC/3TC; new data on marijuana use among people with HIV.

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.

Anisha Apte, B.S.

New Study From Georgia Sheds Light on Kaposi Sarcoma in Women With HIV

The skin cancer Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) is an HIV-related condition that primarily affects men, but a new cases series presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco highlights the importance of studying women with KS.

Response to HPV Vaccine Best in Women With Undetectable HIV Viral Load Img

Response to HPV Vaccine Best in Women With Undetectable HIV Viral Load

Women with undetectable HIV viral loads when they received the first of three injections of Gardasil produced significantly more antibodies to HPV than women whose viral load was not undetectable.

Beyond Cervical Cancer: Patterns and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Among Women Living With HIV Img

Beyond Cervical Cancer: Patterns and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Among Women Living With HIV

With HIV-positive women living longer, cancer epidemiologist Anne F. Rositch, Ph.D., looked at contemporary trends, patterns of disease, adherence to national care guidelines and barriers to treatment of non-HPV-associated gynecologic malignancies....

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer Img

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer

HIV-positive women who had precancerous cervical lesions (damaged tissue) in the past had a four times greater chance of precancerous anal lesions, according to a large French study. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can cause both cervical and an...

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy May Delay Anal Cancer in Gay Men Img

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy May Delay Anal Cancer in Gay Men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) who started antiretroviral therapy before _highly active_ antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became available developed invasive anal cancer faster than those who began therapy using HAART, according to a recent Canadian s...

High Rate of New Infections With HPV Types Associated With a High Risk of Anal Cancer Among Gay Men Living With HIV

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap. NAM aidsmap reported that the incidence of anal infection with strains of cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among HIV-positive gay men. Researchers in San Francisco conducted a prospective st...

Low HIV Viral Load May Reduce Anal Cancer Risk; Spontaneous Regression Is Common Img

Low HIV Viral Load May Reduce Anal Cancer Risk; Spontaneous Regression Is Common

Two recent studies give us more insight into handling concerns about anal cancer, including how to help identify and reduce risk factors.

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds Img

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012. Twelve participants took p...