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VII International Conference on AIDS
Persons with hemophilia who are infected with HIV have a sharply elevated incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, results of a new study show. But the rates of other cancers in this group appear similar to general population rates.
"It's been recognized from early in the HIV epidemic that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is increased in people who are infected, but now with this large cohort we're able to quantify that risk," said Charles Rabkin, M.D., of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), who presented the results at the VII International Conference on AIDS in Florence, Italy.
The researchers calculated annual risks for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 220 cases per 100,000 HIV-infected adults, and 70 cases per 100,000 infected children, a …