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How many people with HIV get primary central nervous system lymphoma?

Primary central nervous system lymphoma is the second most common brain disease seen in individuals with HIV. It affects 2 to 10 percent of all individuals infected with HIV. This incidence is over 1000 times higher than among those without HIV. Interestingly, the overall frequency of this cancer has decreased since the introduction of antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV infection.

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