Cancer Prevalence in HIV Patients

by Sheela Philomena on  March 11, 2011 at 4:18 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
A recent study has examined the incidence of cancer in HIV patients.

Manfred Hensel's research group surveyed all German hospital outpatient clinics and ambulatory care centers specializing in the treatment of HIV patients in the period from 2000 to 2007.
 Cancer Prevalence in HIV Patients
Cancer Prevalence in HIV Patients

They analyzed the largest collection of data on the incidence of cancer in HIV patients ever assembled in Germany.

It first became clear in the early 1980s that HIV infection is associated with malignancies. Kaposi sarcoma, cervical cancer, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were found particularly often in immune-deficient populations.

These AIDS-related tumours have since become less frequent, but other types of cancer such as anal carcinoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer, and skin cancer are coming to the fore.

Because most patients infected with HIV die of these malignancies, the authors recommend tumour screening for HIV-positive persons.

The study appears in the latest issue of Deutsches ?rzteblatt International.

Source: ANI

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HIV is a bloodborne virus. It does not have an intelligence as to who it infects. It is not a gay disease. It is not just a sexually transmitted disease. If you work as an EMT or nurse, you risk getting it. If you were given a blood transfusion in the 80s [or in Mexico and Central America still] you were at risk of getting it. If you play physically violent sports, you risk getting it. MMA fighters???? absolutely at risk. Like so many things in border cities, the education and ignorance about HIV is pre-1985. But yes, if you are going out this weekend looking for cheap drunken sex with any gender, you are at risk of HIV or at least one of the more common STDs around here. You may know more about HIV on the dating and support site POZmingle. Good luck to you all!
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