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How do other illnesses affect AIDS-related cancers?

People with AIDS-related cancer are still vulnerable to other infections that prey upon people with immune systems weakened by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Patients may need to take antibiotics to ward off these infections, along with their HIV and cancer treatment.

Other illnesses can also raise the risk of AIDS-related cancer. For example, people with HIV who also have hepatitis or alcoholism are more likely to get liver cancer.

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