Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women



Publisher:
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Publication Date:
14 February 2013
Tags:
Africa, Women and Gender, Health and Medicine

Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, 85 percent of whom are in developing countries. The link between HIV and cervical cancer is direct and deadly; HIV-infected women who are also infected with specific types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are 4-5 times more susceptible to cervical cancer than HIV-negative women.




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Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women

Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, the majority of whom live in developing countries. In Zambia, an initiative launched in 2011 is helping women ... Read more »