Excess mortality for non-AIDS-defining cancers among people with AIDS.

Zucchetto A, Suligoi B, De Paoli A, Pennazza S, Polesel J, Bruzzone S, Rezza G, De Paoli P, Dal Maso L, Serraino D.

Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 1;51(9):1099-101. doi: 10.1086/656629.

During the period 1999-2006, non-AIDS-defining cancers accounted for 7.4% of deaths among Italian people with AIDS. The risk of death was 6.6-fold higher than in the general population, being particularly elevated for virus-related cancers. The study findings highlighted the importance of monitoring the cancer burden on mortality for people with AIDS.

PMID: 20879866

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