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AIDS Amplifies Cancer Cases in Uganda

April 13, 2004

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The Uganda Cancer Institute has recorded more than 3,200 cancer patients annually in the past two years -- treble the approximately 1,000 patients in the past -- and over 70 percent of them have AIDS-related cancers including Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphomas, said Mulago Hospital Director Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa, the Ugandan newspaper New Vision reported Monday. "The underlying deficiency in someone with HIV exposes the patient to variety of opportunistic infections especially Kaposi sarcoma," said another expert, the institute's Dr. J. Orem.

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Xinhua News Agency

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.


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