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Scientists aren’t sure, but they know that the risk that a previous case of liver cancer will return remains high for those cured of hep C.
Researchers looked both at the first and second time people with HIV have been diagnosed with cancer.
The annual scientific meeting on liver health revealed exciting new findings concerning the battle against the hep C epidemic.
Compared with their HIV-negative peers, HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of treatment for a host of health problems.
Aside from taking antiretrovirals, quitting smoking is the number one way people with HIV can lower their risk of illness and death.
However, older people with HIV have a lower rate of a few other cancers compared with the general population.
However, compared with the general population, HIV-positive individuals remain at higher risk for a slew of malignancies.
With the HIV population aging, it is increasingly at risk of such age-related cancers.
Other factors linked to a reduced risk of death include a hep C cure, less advanced liver disease, not smoking and well treated HIV.
A recent study found that from 1995 to 2009, 10 percent of all deaths among a large cohort of people on HIV treatment were cancer-related.
Highlights from research presented at the 52nd International Liver Congress in Amsterdam
As AIDS-related cancers decline and the HIV population ages, the most common malignancies by 2030 will likely be those related to aging.
This elevated risk, seen among a group largely uncured of hep C, remained even when factoring out liver cancer.
People with HIV in British Columbia have a shorter life expectancy and spend longer living with illnesses compared with those without HIV.
About 3 percent of nearly 3,000 cirrhotic HIV/HCV-positive men in major registries developed liver cancer in a recent analysis.
However, unlike HIV-negative quitters, their lung disease risk remains highly elevated for at least five years after kicking the habit.
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