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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

Print version ISSN 1726-4634On-line version ISSN 1726-4642


MENDOZA-MORI, Lucía Maryelena et al. Cancer in people living with HIV-AIDS at a referral hospital in Lima, Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.2, pp.278-283.  Epub June 04, 2021. ISSN 1726-4634.

This study was carried out to describe and compare the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of HIV patients who developed some cancer. We identified 276 cancer cases diagnosed at Hospital Cayetano Heredia between 2000 and 2018. 80,8% (223/276) had AIDS-defining-cancers (ADCs), being Kaposi's Sarcoma the most frequent type; meanwhile, among non-AIDS-defining-cancers (NADCs), the most frequent was Hodgkin lymphoma. The median age was 36,5 years, being highest among the cases diagnosed with NADCs. Concerning CD4 lymphocyte counts, the median among ADCs was much lower than NADCs, 87,5 cells/µl and 216 cells/µl, respectively. Therefore, NADCs cases have a longer history of HIV infection, and an older age at cancer diagnosis, as well as higher CD4 cells counts.

Keywords : HIV; AIDS; Neoplasms; Latin America.

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