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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...

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Breaking the Silence: Talking About HIV in Jewish Communities

"Issues of health and wellness, relationship and community, comfort and protection are central to the discourse within any faith community," says Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, who shared his HIV status with his congregation in 2015\. "Silence means we aren...

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Quantifying Abnormalities Associated with Fat Redistribution Syndrome

Many reports attempted to quantify the types of abnormalities associated with fat redistribution syndrome. Dr. Norma Muurahainen of Serono Laboratories reported on a preliminary analysis of a detailed self-assessment questionnaire performed by 208 pa...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Hepatitis C

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.