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First and Second Primary Cancers in Persons with HIV and a First Cancer Diagnosis

  • Dec 17, 18
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People with HIV are at an increased risk for both AIDS-defining and non-defining cancers. These can occur also after an initial cancer diagnosis as either first or second primary cancers.

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Prostate and Lung Cancer Will Increase Over the Next 15 Years

  • Sep 12, 18
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The National Cancer Institute projects that the proportion of adult persons with HIV in the US aged 65 years and older will increase from 8.5% to 21.4% in 2030.

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Viral Suppression Reduces Increased Cancer Risks seen in HIV Infected Veterans

  • Aug 28, 18
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HIV-positive veterans (n=42,441) and demographically matched uninfected veterans (n=104,712) from (1999-2015) were followed for 16 years in this study–98% were men.

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Cancer Leading Cause of Death Among HIV-Infected Patients in France: 2000–2010

  • Jun 13, 17
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National surveys were used to assess the distribution and characteristics of malignancy-related deaths among HIV patients in 2010, and compared them to 2000 and 2005. Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the HIV-infected patients studied.

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High Cancer Risk for Elderly with HIV in US

  • Mar 10, 15
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HIV-infected people have higher risk of many cancers compared to HIV-uninfected people, but it is unclear if the magnitude of this elevated risk is consistent across age groups. As the proportion of HIV-infected people over age 65 is increasing over time and the elderly population is known to have high cancer risk, it is important to understand the relationship between HIV and cancer in this age group.

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The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioner and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. Our membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™, and HIV Pharmacists™ provide direct care to the majority of HIV patients in the US.