Incidence of malignant neoplasms among HIV infected persons in Scotland

G.M. Allardice, D.J. Hole, D.H. Brewster, J. Boyd, D.J. Goldberg

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Abstract

Among 2574 persons diagnosed with HIV throughout Scotland and observed over the period 1981-1996, cancer incidence compared to the general population was 11 times higher overall; among homosexual/bisexual males, it was 21 times higher and among injecting drug users, haemophiliacs and heterosexuals it was five times higher, mostly due to AIDS-defining neoplasms. However, liver, lung and skin cancers (all non-AIDS-defining) were also significantly increased.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • cohort study
  • linkage
  • scotland
  • health
  • statistics
  • epidemiology

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