HIV

Potential treatment for deadly HIV-related blood cancer

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Researchers have discovered a promising new way to treat a rare and aggressive blood cancer that is most commonly found in people infected with HIV.

Incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers two-fold higher for HIV-positive patients

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HIV-positive patients have a higher incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers. Specifically, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas occur more than twice as often among HIV-positive persons.

Fewer than one-third of U.S. teen girls vaccinated for HPV

Fewer than one-third of U.S. teen girls vaccinated for HPV

In 2010, 32 percent had received three doses of vaccine; incidence of some HPV-linked cancers up.

Despite cART, anal cancer risk still high for HIV-infected

Despite cART, anal cancer risk still high for HIV-infected

High incidence compared to general population, especially for men who have sex with men.

Public health initiatives for head and neck cancers

Public health initiatives for head and neck cancers

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Based on the current literature associating human papillomavirus (HPV) with head and neck cancer, what public health initiatives need to be implemented?

Preexposure chemoprophylaxis cuts HIV infection at a cost

Preexposure chemoprophylaxis cuts HIV infection at a cost

Targeted prophylaxis strategy is most cost-effective in highest risk men who have sex with men.

Bevacizumab Active in HIV-Linked Kaposi's Sarcoma

Bevacizumab Active in HIV-Linked Kaposi's Sarcoma

Phase 2 study shows overall response rate of 31 percent in patients with poor-prognosis HIV-KS.

Antiretroviral Medications Linked to Cleft Deformities

Antiretroviral Medications Linked to Cleft Deformities

Drugs to keep HIV-infected women from transmitting virus to fetus may trigger cleft defects.

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