2013 JUN 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Current study results on Opportunistic Infections have been published. According to news originating from New Orleans, Louisiana, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV-infected patients in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era have increased. To our knowledge a comprehensive review of non-AIDS-related malignancies in New Orleans has not yet been conducted."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Stanley Scott Cancer Center, "Databases from main institutions in New Orleans were queried retrospectively for the years 2001 to 2011. The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes were used to search for HIV infection and cancer comorbidity. A total of 16 patients were diagnosed with lung cancer (mean age 50 years) with 81% of the patients presenting with advanced stages. In all, 20 (mean age 47 years) were diagnosed with anal cancer, and 35% presented in late stages. In all, 14 patients (mean age 42 years) were diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, and 64% were diagnosed at late stage. A total of 5 women (mean age 44 years) were diagnosed with breast cancer with 40% of them presenting at late stage. Malignancies were diagnosed at late stages in the majority of the cases, presented with worse outcomes, and had higher recurrence rates."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The role of HIV and other viruses (Epstein Barr virus, human papillomavirus) and the potential mechanisms or pathways of oncogene activation also need to be clarified."
For more information on this research see: Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers in New Orleans. Journal of the International Association of Providers of Aids Care, 2013;12(3):173-7 (see also Opportunistic Infections).
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Ruiz, Section of Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine, Stanley Scott Cancer Center, Dept. of Medicine, Louisiana State Cancer Center Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: Cancer, Genetics, HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Louisiana, New Orleans, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Human Papillomavirus, Primate Lentiviruses, Combination Drug Therapy, Opportunistic Infections, North and Central America, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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