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

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% Img

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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What Women With HIV Should Know About Menstruation and Aging

Introduction

The Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV

Menopause

HIV and Menopause

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Risk

Management of Menopause

Symptom Management

Avoiding Long-Term Complicat...
By Anne Monroe, M.D., M.S.P.H. for San Francisco AIDS Foundation
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New Hope: AIDS Malignancy Consortium Offers New Hope to People With AIDS-Related Cancer

Following is Part I of a two-part interview with Dr. David Aboulafia, a leading Northwest oncologist in the field of AIDS-related cancer. Dr. Aboulafia, who heads the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, presented a two-hour community meeting on AIDS-related ...

By Seattle Treatment Education Project
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ACTG Oncology Committee Finds New Home at National Cancer Institute, But Funding Is Woefully Inadequate

After eight, long, hard years of work with the ACTG and Division of AIDS (DAIDS), the Oncology Committee was finally pushed out during the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)'s recent recompetition. They have been told that no new Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)...

By Treatment Action Group
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New Anti-HIV Vaccine and KS Trials at the National Cancer Institute

The Adult Clinical AIDS Program in the National Cancer Institute is presently recruiting for the following clinical trials for HIV infection and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Dr. Robert Yarchoan is the Principal Investigator for these trials:

Protocols for...

By National Cancer Institute