Cancer risk in HIV-infected persons: influence of CD4(+) count.

@article{Clifford2009CancerRI,
  title={Cancer risk in HIV-infected persons: influence of CD4(+) count.},
  author={Gary M Clifford and Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={Future oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          669-78
        }
}
Persons infected with HIV are at increased risk for all cancers known or suspected to have an infectious cause, an effect believed to be primarily mediated by lowered host immunity via the depletion of CD4(+) cells. Whereas Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma were recognised as AIDS-defining illnesses early in the HIV epidemic, the influence of declining CD4(+) count on other infection-related cancers has taken longer to establish, undoubtedly because the association is weaker and the dose… CONTINUE READING

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