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Who is most at risk for AIDS-related cancers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
You are most likely to develop the cancers considered AIDS-related if you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) plus another risk factor. These risk factors include:
  • a low CD4 (white blood cell) count
  • smoking or excessive drinking
  • human herpesvirus 8 infection
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • hepatitis B or C infection
  • failure to take HIV medications properly

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