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HIV infection associated with subsequent squamous cell carcinoma risk

July 26, 2017

Non-Hispanic white patients with HIV and a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer had a higher risk for subsequent new primary squamous cell carcinoma, which was particularly associated with lower CD4 counts and higher viral loads, when compared with patients without HIV, according to recently published study results.

Researchers conducted a cohort study of 455 patients with HIV (mean age, 52.6 years; 3% women) and 1,945 patients without HIV (mean age, 55.5 years; 8% women) who were diagnosed with at least one nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) between 1996 and 2008 to determine risk for subsequent NMSCs in relation to CD4 count and viral load. NMSC was defined as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

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