Co-infection with HCV increases cancer risk for people with HIV

As a result of highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), many people with HIV now have a near-normal life expectancy. However, rates of serious non-HIV-related illnesses are higher among people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population. Several studies have shown that even for people taking effective HAART, they have higher risk of several malignancies not traditionally associated […]

Cancer Risks

A large and well-conducted study on the risk of developing cancer has just been published. In recent years, cancer has become more common among people living with HIV (PLWH) – partly because PLWH are living longer. HIV’s impact on the immune system also contributes to high cancer rates.  The researchers looked at data on 86,620 people living […]