Incidence of liver cancer increases significantly among people with HIV

Hepatocellular carcinoma rates among people with HIV increased significantly from 1996 to 2015, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.The study found that people with HIV coinfected with viral hepatitis who had higher HIV RNA levels, lower CD4 cell counts, or contracted HIV through injection drug use, had a higher risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).“HCC is among the most lethal cancers worldwide and is one of the few malignant entities with an increasing incidence and mortality in the United States in recent decades,” Jing Sun, MD, PhD, assistant scientist atRead More

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