UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Date

10-21-2004

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Aged; Anti-HIV Agents; Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active; CD4 Lymphocyte Count; Female; HIV Infections; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasms; Risk Factors

Disciplines

Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research

Abstract

In a comparison of rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining malignancies (ADMs) for 1989-1996 versus 1997-2002, we found a decrease in ADMs (rate ratio, 0.31; P<.0001) and a significant increase in non-AIDS-defining malignancies (non-ADMs; rate ratio, 10.87; P<.0002). The mean CD4 cell count was lower among patients with ADMs than among those with non-ADMs. A longer duration of survival during highly active antiretroviral therapy might explain the increasing incidence of non-ADMs.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Nov 1;39(9):1380-4. Epub 2004 Oct 11. © 2004 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Link to article on publisher's site

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