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Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
Housing Works + What Would an HIV Doula DO? present a reading of "I, OF COURSE, was LIVID" at  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bar on Feb 12, 2020.
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New Play Remembers the Women Who Defined AIDS

“I, of Course, Was Livid” dramatizes the work women living with HIV did to change what was considered an AIDS-defining illness.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Why Aren't More Queer Men Getting Anal Pap Smears?

Very few people access -- or even know about -- the test that can help detect whether you have HPV in your anus. But it should be a staple of gay and bisexual men's health care.

By Ryan Killian Krause
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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.
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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
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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
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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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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Anal paps aren't indicated for everyone, but are becoming part of routine care for certain populations. Do you need them?

By Erin N. Marcus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. for Test Positive Aware Network
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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer and HPV: What Do Gay Men Need to Know?

Most often, anal cancer is caused by the stunningly common human papillomavirus (HPV). MSM are more likely to get anal HPV than men who only have sex with women. If you add HIV, the infection risk goes up further.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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Using What's in Your Underwear Drawer to Talk About Anal Cancer

You probably don't think about people in their underwear when you think about cancer, but the National LGBT Cancer Network will change that with its Behind Closed Drawers campaign.

By Mathew Rodriguez