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Therapy not effective against all cancers in patients with HIV

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1432
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    A collaborative study on the incidence of cancer in adults infected with HIV has shown clear reductions in the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since the introduction and widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy.

    No significant decline has been seen, however, in the incidence of 22 other cancer types or sites, including those of cervical cancer, anal cancer, and Hodgkin's disease.

    The results “are reassuring for HIV-infected subjects and do not, at this stage, support the view that cancer incidence rates might increase as HIV-infected people survive longer,” said investigators of the International Collaboration on HIV and Cancer (Journal of the National …

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