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Do AIDS-related cancers affect children differently than adults?

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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