WHO Publishes Estimates Of Global Burden Of Cervical Cancer Associated With HIV Infection

WHO: WHO releases new estimates of the global burden of cervical cancer associated with HIV
“Today as WHO launches the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, the first estimates of the contribution of HIV to the global cervical cancer burden are also being released. Women living with HIV have a six-fold increased risk of cervical cancer when compared to women without HIV. This higher risk is manifested throughout the lifecycle starting with an increased risk of acquiring human papilloma virus infection (HPV), more rapid progression to cancer, lower chances of regression of pre-cancer lesions, higher rates of recurrence following treatment…” (11/16).

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