Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in AIDS.

@article{Engels2002PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in AIDS.},
  author={E. A. N. Engels and Morten Frisch and Jay H. Lubin and Mitchell H. Gail and Robert John Biggar and James Jerome Goedert},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={536-41}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent in some subpopulations with AIDS. HCV is linked to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and possibly non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but the impact of AIDS on these associations is uncertain. We used U.S. registry data to study HCC and NHL risk in 304,411 adults with AIDS, comparing cohort subgroups with high prevalence (hemophiliacs and injection drug users) or low prevalence (homosexual men, heterosexuals, and others) of HCV infection. The ratio of… CONTINUE READING
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