Tag Archives: Women

HIV-positive women less likely to be treated successfully for cervical precancer

Women living with HIV are more likely than HIV-negative women to have residual or recurring abnormal cells after treatment for precancerous cervical lesions, according to research recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This systematic review and meta-analysis found that treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), or abnormal cells that could progress to cancer, was nearly… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »