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Br J Cancer. 2005 Jan 17;92(1):194-200.

The risk of cancer in HIV-infected people in southeast England: a cohort study.

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  • 1Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. a.v.newnham@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

This study used data from the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre's national HIV database and the Thames Cancer Registry to assess the risk of cancer in HIV-infected people in southeast England. Among 26 080 HIV-infected men with 158,660 person-years follow-up, 1851 cancers, and among 7110 HIV-infected women (31 098 person-years), 171 cancers were identified. The standardised incidence ratio (SIR) for all non-AIDS-defining cancers was significantly increased in HIV-infected men (2.8, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2.6-3.1) but was nonsignificant in HIV-infected women (1.1, 95% CI 0.8-1.6). Most of the cancers observed were in men (n = 1559) and women (n = 127) with AIDS, and among them, the SIR for all non-AIDS-defining cancers was significantly increased in men (8.2, 95% CI 7.2-9.2) and women (2.8, 95% CI 1.6-4.6). The SIR for all non-AIDS-defining cancers was only just significantly increased in men with HIV-infection but not AIDS (1.2, 95% CI 1.0-1.5) and was nonsignificant in such women (0.8, 95% CI 0.5-1.2).

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PMC2361741
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