A Closer Look at Cancer Among People Living With HIV
August 31, 2016
Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma -- have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What's going on -- and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?
At a session at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, Benigno Rodríguez, M.D., M.Sc., FIDSA, summarized what researchers know about the risk of developing certain cancers among people in North America living with HIV. Here's what we learned.
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