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HIV and Cancer

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People living with HIV in Asia are commonly co-infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HPV is associated with developing anal or cervical cancer and HCV with developing living cancer, and co-infected HIV-positive people are much more likely to develop these cancers than their HIV-negative counterparts. TREAT Asia is dedicated to improving treatments and screenings to prevent these cancers among HIV-positive patients. The network is also investigating the development and frequency of cancers in people living with HIV—an area of increasing concern as more HIV-positive people survive into older ages, when the risk of developing cancer is higher.

Featured Articles

Combating Anal Cancer Among HIV-Positive MSM in Asia

Educational Materials on Human Papillomavirus

HPV–Another Challenge for Adolescent Girls Growing Up with HIV

Lopinavir/Ritonavir Should Not Be Used Alone as Second-Line Therapy in Adults


Thai MSM Clinic Conducts Innovative Studies of Anal Cancer and HIV

TREAT Asia Cancer Research

HPV Infection and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Positive Women

Improving Understanding of Anal Cancer Risk Among MSM in Thailand