Flirting With Pseudoscience: South Africa's President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS

Johannesburg, South Africa -- While the scientific world has long accepted that HIV causes AIDS, a fringe group of scientists has stubbornly denied that the virus plays any role in the disease. Now, these so-called AIDS dissidents have captured the a...

By Mark Schoofs

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Cervical Cancer and HIV -- Two Diseases, One Response

There is a growing awareness of the need to maximize synergies between the AIDS response and efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer through HPV vaccination, education, screening, and treatment.


4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference

<#insert elements/confs/leftnavconfs.html#>The Body Covers:The 4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference,National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, MarylandMay 16-18, 2000Conference SummariesM. Wayne Saville, M.D.HIV infection carries w...

Transmission of Human Herpes Virus Type 8 (HHV-8, The Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus)

Although it has been over five years since the initial reports of a virus related to KS were made, it is still unclear just how this virus is transmitted. Studies by various investigators have shown a clear and fairly striking relationship between th...

By M. Wayne Saville, M.D.

Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer

An overview of hepatitis C-related liver cancer -- the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and medications to delay the eventual onset of death from liver cancer.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Study Highlights the Importance of Regular Anal Cancer Screenings in Gay Men With HIV, Even After Treatment

Half of HIV-positive gay or bisexual men successfully treated for anal lesions (tissue damage) that can lead to cancer had the same kind of lesions within 24 months, according to results of a recent study.

By Mark Mascolini

Folks With HIV Need HPV Screenings -- And Now There's a Study for That

It's crucial that HIV-positive folks get screened regularly for HPV-related cancers. But a new study explores whether treatment is always necessary -- and it wants you!

By Tim Murphy

Prior Pneumonia, Smoking, and Drinking Explain Higher Lung Cancer Risk With HIV

A past pneumonia episode largely explained a higher risk of lung cancer in people living with HIV, according to a large study in California. Smoking and alcohol abuse also contributed to the higher risk.

By Mark Mascolini

Starting HIV Treatment Early Reduces HIV-Related Cancer Risk by 74%

Starting HIV treatment soon after diagnosis may reduce the risk of developing HIV-related cancer by 74%, according to a recent study.

By Warren Tong

Everything You Need to Know About Anal Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Video): A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

Nelson Vergel talks with Dr. Joel Palefsky and Jeff Taylor, two of the nation's top minds in HIV/HPV, to discuss anal cancer, HPV and HIV.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.


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What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion

What Is Cancer?

Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can get in t...

By The Well Project