BRUSSELS — Malignancies unrelated to HIV infection are likely to increase as the population ages, according to new data presented here at EACS 2013.
"People who are living with HIV are known to be susceptible to certain types of malignancies, particularly those that are related to chronic immune deficiency," Leah Shepherd, a biostatistician with the University College London, said during her presentation. "So often these malignancies tend to be related to infection. However, infection-unrelated malignancies, which in the general population tend to be associated with aging, are expected to become more prevalent as this population ages."More »