Wednesday, June 24th 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Since the advent of cART, HIV/AIDS has progressively transformed from a relatively acute terminal condition into a chronic illness. And like most chronic illnesses, it carries co- morbidities. As the incidence of AIDS-defining malignancies has declined in the post-HAART era, the aging HIV population is now known to be at an increased risk for a multitude of nonAIDS-defining malignancies. These patterns highlight a clear need for cancer prevention among our aging patients.
- Describe some major features of the epidemiology of cancer among HIV-infected people.
- Risk factors of cancer in people living with HIV: Aging, Smoking, Immune dysregulation, Oncogenic Viruses (EBV, KSHV, HPV, HBV, HCV)
Karam Mounzer M.D.
Medical Chief Officer of Philadelphia FIGHT
Clinical Professor of Medicine
The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Mounzer is the Medical Director of the largest, community-based Philadelphia HIV program, Philadelphia FIGHT-– The Jonathan Lax Treatment Center (www.fight.org). State-of-the-art medical care is provided in a setting that includes case management, HIV education, mental health assessments, nutritional counseling, substance abuse referrals, and behavioral-based adherence support intervention and treatment. Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV / hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. Additionally, he is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and continues to participate in our inpatient care and educational programs in the Infectious Disease Division at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
David H. Henry, MD
Dr. David Henry III, MD is a hematology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in hematology and medical oncology.
Juan Lucas Poggio, MD
Dr. Juan Poggio is a colorectal surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and is affiliated with Temple Health. He received his medical degree from University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 21 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He is experienced in minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology (non-breast), colorectal surgery, medical education, and general / gastrointestinal surgery.