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Do AIDS-related cancers affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Children are much less likely than adults to be infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Fewer than 1 percent of HIV infections are diagnosed in children under 13. In addition, some of the major risk factors for AIDS-related cancers -- including smoking and certain sexually transmitted viruses -- are more likely to be associated with adults.

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